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Copenhagen Fashion Week: Lovechild 1979 AW16

This season at Copenhagen Fashion Week there’s been a bit of pattern; designers taking the 1970s trend that has dominated the past few seasons and incorporating a touch of another decade. For Lovechild 1979, this decade was the 1990s.

Models on the runway for Lovechild 1979 AW16.

Creative director Anne-Dorthe Larsen was inspired by the decade she grew up in, with the show set to a soundtrack of ‘90s classics such as Republica’s Ready to Go. The show opened with cami dresses worn over gingham shirts, paired with grey rib knit socks and loafers. This uniform-like aesthetic was replicated in rich woollen coats in olive green worn over layered dresses.

The pyjama-like dressing that we saw a lot of for SS16 continued with a stunningly simple black silk ensemble, while a velvet two-piece of short belted kimono and wide leg trousers was a stand-out look.

Necklines were a big focus point of this collection too, with cut-out shoulders and cut-to-the-naval jumpsuits adding a femininity to the whole look.

Models on the runway for Lovechild 1979 AW16.

More ‘90s references were seen in moon-and-stars print on loose-fitted silk dresses, tops and skirts, and long shirt dresses worn over jumpers and trousers. Overall, it was a contrasting collection of print, fabric and looks, but it was one that worked incredibly well.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images courtesy of Copenhagen Fashion Week.



Megan Kershaw

Megan Kershaw

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