The pick of the brands from Copenhagen’s CIFF, Vision and Gallery trade shows.
Les Benjamins Gallery
Showing at Gallery for the first time, Istanbul-based men’s T-shirt brand Les Benjamins revealed its growing ready-to-wear collection, which now includes a reversible printed bomber jacket, smart tailored jacket, knits and collared shirts, all featuring prints by up-and-coming London designer Katie Eary. The signature T-shirts, which have a more unisex feel, feature merged graphics of cultural icons past and present, such as Albert Einstein and Miley Cyrus, often layered with flocking and foiled finishes to lend a premium spin. Wholesale prices range from €25 (£20) for a basic T-shirt to €156 (£124) for a bomber jacket.
+90 212 244 0446
Ready to Fish Vision
Dutch womenswear label Ready to Fish has launched an early spring delivery, for November 2014 as well as January 2015. Both incorporate variations on the theme of kinetic art, with an emphasis on fluidity and lightweight pieces. The key print for both drops is abstract geometrics and, as is the brand’s signature, the colours of the print inform the rest of the palette. Relaxed, long-sleeved dresses stand out in navy and mustard, as well as draped blouses and 3D sweaters in structured fabrics such as neoprene. Wholesale prices range from €34 (£27) for viscose basics to €189 (£150) for leather jackets.
+31 206 257 466
With a catwalk show during Copenhagen Fashion Week as well as a stand at CIFF, Danish label Ganni continues to impress with an airy, feminine range for spring 15. Standing out in the 170-piece collection are denim pencil skirts and mustard-toned boxy jackets that create a 1970s vibe, alongside dressier pieces such as lace maxi dresses. Girlish watercolour florals adorn matching sets of shorts and tops, in black and green or blue tones, as well as monochrome Aztec prints. Textures are notable, with suede, lace, sequins and velvet on dresses, jackets and separates. Silhouettes are kept simple and unstructured to allow the fabrics to take centre stage. Wholesale prices range from £20 for vests to £180 for a leather jacket, with a mark-up of between 2.6 and 2.8, depending on fabrics.
+45 3332 4457
Wood Wood Gallery
Seamlessly blending Scandinavian cool with a signature sporty vibe for spring 15, Wood Wood’s busy stand was a testament to its wide appeal. Its collaboration with Disney caught our eye, with monochrome cartoon prints overlaid with mesh across skirts and tops. The theme of the collection is ‘Class of Now’, where smarter checked pieces clash with varsity-inspired joggers and shirts for a fun take on a school uniform. Wholesale prices start around €15.50 (£12) for women’s vests to €127.50 (£101) for jackets, or between around €33 (£26) for men’s T-shirts to €152 (£121) for men’s suit jackets.
+44 074 4753 1949
Noa Noa CIFF
Making its trade show return after two years, Noa Noa stood out thanks to its new modern look. The reformed brand identity appeals to an older as well as a more youthful customer. Marrakech is the main inspiration, with prints including Moroccan tiles and vintage cinema posters. Three drops include transitional pieces for January such as long-length tunics and leather, while February sees lighter-weight knits and midi-skirts, and embroidered tops and floaty dresses follow in March. Simplistic, boxy tops and slim-leg trousers anchor the collection in black and white, offering a contrast to the colourful prints. Wholesale prices are from around DKK153.46 (£16) for a T-shirt to DKK691.92 (£74) for a coat.
02842 788 822
Pretty, feminine floral prints on co-ordinating top, skirt, short and trouser combinations in foamy neoprene-like fabrics were Minimum’s best-sellers. The Danish young fashion brand’s womenswear collection focused on girly pastel pinks and baby blues. More masculine, loose shapes and boyish tailored pieces in cool grey and navy added a sleek contrast. Buyers were also drawn to the brand’s outerwear, including an unlined slouchy trench coat, a pink Crombie style coat in a sporty padded jersey, smart collarless jackets and several variations on leather biker styles. Wholesale prices range from €11
(£8) for a T-shirt to €59 (£47) for a light trench coat, reaching up to €136 (£108) for a leather jacket.
07966 465 456
The ever-popular denim label continues its development this season, with the womenswear range looking particularly strong as it moves towards a more boutique-style aesthetic, with sleeveless silk dresses and trench coats on offer. Exploration is a key theme, with a women’s kimono-style coat coming in hardy herringbone quilted cotton alongside tougher laundered leather jackets. For menswear, outerwear stands out, including parkas, sports jackets and raincoats, while guest artist Matt Moore has interpreted the Denham scissor logo as an abstract print, livening up linings as well as appearing on shirts and T-shirts. The comprehensive denim range looks as strong as ever, with a variety of washed to unwashed, stretch and Japanese fabrics. Wholesale prices range fromw €15 (£12) for T-shirts to €250 (£198) for outerwear.
020 331 5039
Officewear label Caliss made its wholesale debut at Vision, after two years selling exclusively online via its own website. The premium-priced range, starting at €59 (£47) for silk blouses up to €119 (£94) for structured jackets with a 2.8 mark-up, is aimed at mature customers looking for a fashionable element to their workwear. Shift dresses are particularly strong, with A-line skirts and flattering cowl necks, while delicate blouses in toned-down leopard print also stand out. The 20-piece range is made predominantly in Italy with Italian fabrics and the Stockholm-based brand is particularly keen to target UK customers
for its first wholesale season.
+46 705 594 120
Bruuns Bazaar Gallery
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this season, Bruuns Bazaar showed one of its sharpest menswear collections on its hometown fashion week catwalk. This included hero pieces such as a smart and minimal lightweight mac, a casual bomber jacket made luxurious in leather and tailored blazers teamed with roomier pleat-front shorts. The full collection focuses on smart-meets-casual dressing, with slim-cut suits in sb and db shapes available with trousers or shorts, contrast-collar polo shirts and chunky loose-knit jumpers and cardigans. Wholesale prices average from £14 for a T-shirt to £185 for a two-piece suit, with a
+45 3377 0075
Established in 2010, Danish label Pavement’s women’s footwear offer is bang on trend for spring 15, ticking off many of the season’s key styles,
as well as offering its own interpretations of summer classics. Pared-back sandals featuring simple straps or minimalist buckles come in a variety of colours and sole heights, from standard flats up to higher flatforms. Sporty skater-style slips come in leather, ponyskin or a snakeskin-design textured suede. The brand’s espadrille offer, which features a solid rubber sole, includes more than 25 options ranging from leather fabric designs, leopard print finishes and a wedged heel design, all with a raffia wrapped sole. Wholesale prices range from €22 (£17) for a basic espadrille to
€42 (£33) for a real leather slip-on skate shoe.
+45 2672 6556
Footwear brand Toms has launched its first bag and accessories collection for spring 15. The large 120-piece range includes printed duffles,
embellished leather clutches and embroidered bucket bags for women, as well as backpacks, document holders and computer cases for men. There are three tiers to the collection, ranging from the more affordable canvas pieces up to full leather styles. In keeping with the brand’s charitable foundations and its One for One campaign, the brand donates profits from each bag sold towards several mother-and-child support charities. Wholesale prices range from £11 for a basic canvas clutch to £96 for a leather backpack, with a 2.6 mark-up.
+31 205 800 512