I was in Copenhagen last week visiting Copenhagen Fashion Week on a fact-finding mission for The Fashion Space at the Arts. And even though I had wanted to take in some of the city’s other fashion trade fairs such as Revolver (time constraints wouldn’t allow it) I still managed to discover some pretty amazing brands.
Nude of Scandinavia is run under the watchful eyes of Stefan and Angelique Thunholm. Their design concept is a merge of sportswear with fashion and the amazing footwear is manufactured in Italy, meaning the result is a flawless product. I really liked their rough textured UK-sourced leather on next seasons shoes boots and bags.
Talking of shoes, I stumbled upon a new product about to launch on the market – the Bama sneaker rescue kit with some easy to follow cleaning instructions. It hasn’t been road tested yet, but I’m working on it! Hopefully this means that sneakers (and there are some seriously expensive ones out there) will be properly cared for, and not end up in the heap which I most normally encounter in every thrift store worldwide
First seen in 2016, I managed to get a glimpse at Gosha Rubchinskiy’s new eyewear collaboration with Retro super future. It's five sunglasses are available in two styles in different colour ways. I didn't manage to try them on because they were attached to a log by metal with very little leeway, but just by looking Idefinitely got a sniff of retro 20's and 30's, as well as a 90's techno vibe in the colour lenses.
I was particularly pleased with my discovery of London brand MarrLdn. A secret gem on the VIP circuit, and their bombers are just fabulous. All I can say is that the unisex brand fuses art,music and city life, but the only real way to understand the ethosit is to feel the brand check their videomarrldn.com.
And my final discovery has to be the Beams Co, whose book "Beams beyond Tokyo", details the history of the collaborations of Beams. The book is out on limited pre-release by Rizzoli, and I’ll definitely be ordering it ASAP. Beams’ mission is to become a culture shop that creates culture through the products it sells.