The Copenhagen shows Gallery and Vision continued for their second day on Thursday, while CIFF kicked off.
Vision has so far proved disappointing, with brands telling Drapers that the show has been very quiet during its first two days.
A representative from one Italian womenswear brand, who did not wish to be named, said it had been “A complete disappointment so far. It’s been very quiet. It used to be much busier and cooler, I’ve been really surprised. We have seen people, including lots of Germans, but no Scandinavians.”
Nathalie Kurukgy, wholesale manager for People Tree, which showed at Vision, said that it was the first time that the brand had shown in Copenhagen, and that the team had heard a lot of buzz about the shows in general. However, she said, “Copenhagen Fashion Week seems quiet in general this season.”
A wholesale manager for another brand, who did not wish to be named, said that trade show CIFF has “taken over” the Copenhagen shows and that his brand was showing at Vision was because they had been offered a free stand. However, he said that Brown Thomas , Next and some Danish buyers had been to the show.
Meanwhile, at CIFF, the atmosphere was buzzing and Drapers was impressed by the show. CIFF’s new initiative, Crystal Hall, pulled in some great brands, while lots of strong new exhibitors were drawing crowds and stands appeared busy.
Amber Sigel, founder of British brand Baartmans and Siegel, which was exhibiting in the Crystal Hall said that CIFF had been very busy all day, and that she had taken order at the show.
Copenhagen Fashion Week continues until Sunday February 2nd.