lulu kennedy takes london's brightest designers to copenhagen
Follow us behind-the-scenes as fashion's fairy godmother and some of her favourite designers explore Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.
Fashion's fairy godmother and the catalyst behind some of our favourite designers (Caitlin Price, Ashley Williams, Craig Green, amongst many more!), the legacy of Lulu Kennedy's Fashion East initiative travels far and wide. So far in fact, that the good people at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, or CIFF for short, tracked down Lulu to lend her unique talents and expert eye to a curated space that showcased a selection of designers handpicked by her and that were showcased on a bunch of beautiful street cast models courtesy of one of the industry's leading casting directors, Madeleine Østlie from AAMO casting. When quizzed about how the collaboration came to life, Lulu says, "They got hold of me and asked if I would like to curate an area at CIFF, so I flew out to Copenhagen, met the team, saw the space and straight away totally liked the whole idea; they're progressive and the venue is insane, like an aircraft hanger meets art gallery."
Current Fashion East-ers Per Gotesson, Feng Chen Wang, Richard Malone and Rottingdean Bazaar sat side by side with alumni Marques'Almeida and Christopher Shannon, with Finery and Aries bringing a feminine elegance and slick streetwear vibe respectively to proceedings that resulted in a brilliant showcase of exactly what London has to offer. Lulu concludes, "I like that as an international project it's something completely new for us to take on, and we can learn loads from it." Take a look at the exclusive backstage images below.
Text Lynette Nylander
Images courtesy of Fashion East