On 24th of January I attended the first fashion show since I have been in Denmark.
Up until now, I didn’t experienced how is it to be a guest instead of a stressed model walking on a runway. 18 new designers from VIA showed their graduation projects with futuristic departure collections at Aarhus City Hall. The topic was “Rethink Fashion” and they respected it by being innovative, brave and hardworking, in order to create unique and focused collections.VIA show displayed courageously the potential that is necessary to revive the global fashion industry.
The young fashion designers are from Poland, Romania, Hungary, Netherlands, Denmark, etc.
Tiia Maria Jaakkola: ‘RUNNELLA celebrates different ways of reusing the post-consumer denim waste and every single piece in the collection is original.’
Mathilde Klindt: ‘This collection was inspired by strong and powerful women who won’t let a masculine world dictate how feminine and sexy they should or shouldn’t dress. ‘
Aleksandra Pisiewicz: ‘The winter/autumn 2017/2018 collection „Spray cats” focuses on street art, underground culture, graffiti and uniqueness. The streetwear forms, strong colours and blurred, destroyed materials create an atmosphere of an alternative world of rebellious young people.’
Dániel Rózsahegyi : ‘Capturing the spirit of the modern youth using a nostalgic perspective, it places modern youth it in a childish yet brutal universe that contrasts sporty looks with feminine details. This rebellious streetwear collection aims to recreate a bad boy appearance in a graphic and unique way. ‘
Pavel Vlodarski: ‘Tactility and bizarre combinations of fabrics are the key elements in my collection. The collection displays a large variety of textures and finishes such as towel, faux fur, neoprene and custom-knitted jacquard. Perforated leather, raincoat material and neoprene are hand-embroidered to give the impression of homemade craft. Some fabrics are bonded to create stiff and interesting holds. Nylon is for example glued to wool. ‘
Riëlle Magnée: ‘We learn that young and old should behave and dress in certain ways. Inspired by people like Iris Apfel and Iggy Pop, I started wondering what would happen if these boundaries became irrelevant and did not exist.’
Diana Arce: ‘This collection is filled with feminine silhouettes celebrating the woman body. Flirty ruffles and revealing sheer fabrics contrasted with strong leather pieces. Lingerie mixed with pieces revealing the under layers meant to show evocative parts of the body. ‘
Darline Monique Hooze: ‘OFF-BEAT is inspired by two contrasts of the 1990s; the dominant youth culture and fashion trends of Europe and the former Soviet Union where youth culture back then had nothing to say. ‘
Aleksandra Lad: ‘A permanent part of my DNA and the strongest influence on my designs are the 80s. The look of bands and the nostalgic atmosphere of music, fashion, everyday life and design in general are my main sources of inspiration in this decade. I am continuously fascinated by the contrast between the colorful kith style of the 80s and the more underground look. ‘