Photographic compilation of CPHFW AW 23 – Day 1 Francesca Salmon February 1, 2023 MESSFashion A firsthand, editorial viewpoint of the runway looks from the first day of Copenhagen Fashion Week (31 Jan)- an insider’s glance on the fun, creativity and magic of luxury fashion. Including looks from Copenhagen-based brands: Stamm, Venczel, and Blanche. Photos by Nick Soland. STAMM AW23 Runway – Stamm is ‘Scandinavian Globetrotting’. The brand launched during Copenhagen Fashion Week August 2022 and its trajectory is set to bring purpose by crossways and scenarios that embrace an exchange and forward thinking. They incorporate materials and practices in the structure where crafted handmade, naturally processed Indian fabrics meet recycled man made fabrics. Otherwordly motifs and celestial ensembles are brought to life in this collection, through enlarged, swollen outerwear and organic leather garments that reflect Elisabet Stamm’s outlook. VENCZEL AW23/24 Exhibition – Swedish designer Matilda Venczel, now residing in Copenhagen, is establishing herself on the accessories market, offering cutting-edge luxury bags and accessories in distinct, angular shapes made from the finest vegetable tanned full grain bovine leather sourced exclusively from within Europe. CPHFW saw Venczel’s 10th collection presented in the form of an exhibition at Etage Projects. BLANCHE AW23 presentation – Blanche is Scandinavia’s first Nordic Swan Ecolabel and Fairtrade certified fashion brand, known for its elevated designs and directional denim. Its journey towards sustainability is driven by a desire to offer fashion consumers a sustainable wardrobe in its entirety – “we strive to enable women to dress sustainably from head to toe.” This collection showcases the elegance, as well as the nuances of women’s fashion. Shaping the silhouette with classic timeless pieces, and layering knits and jackets to embolden the female image; the versatility of Blanche’s looks is exhibited clearly in this collection.