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The story behind Designers Nest



By Nina Miller Sanchez, Fashion Buzz Now, Staff Writer for The Danish Pioneer Newspaper —

This is one of the events that The Danish Pioneer Staff Writer Nina Miller Sanchez went to in a fabulous industrial type building in the middle of Copenhagen, in conjunction with Copenhagen Fashion Week. The event was on Friday, August 9, 2013.

Designers Nest was created in 2003 as an international outlet for Scandinavian fashion design graduates to showcase their collections during fashion week at the CPH Vision Fair which is a trade fair for buyers, designers, press and bloggers.

This season Designers Nest presented in the garden at Vision located at the locomotive workshop in the middle of the city but still close to nature. The Lokomotivvaerkstedet is 9000m in space and has an industrial vibe with windows from ceiling to floor and a large garden with room for many types of outdoor activities.

The Crown Princess is an advocate for the project and often visits the CPH Vision Fair to “crown” the winner in a prize celebration.

The aim of Designers Nest is to promote and recognize the most current astute design graduates from Scandinavia and introduce new talent to the world of fashion.

Designers Nest in Copenhagen (Photo by Nina Miller Sanchez, Fashion Buzz Now, Staff Writer for the Danish Pioneer Newspaper)

Designers Nest in Copenhagen (Photo by Nina Miller Sanchez, Fashion Buzz Now, Staff Writer for the Danish Pioneer Newspaper)

Designers Nest in Copenhagen (Photo by Nina Miller Sanchez, Fashion Buzz Now, Staff Writer for The Danish Pioneer Newspaper)

Designers Nest in Copenhagen (Photo by Nina Miller Sanchez, Fashion Buzz Now, Staff Writer for The Danish Pioneer Newspaper)

 

By Nina Miller Sanchez, Fashion Buzz Now, Staff Writer for The Danish Pioneer Newspaper — 

Wood Wood Clothing Brand hails from three design students from the Royal Design School of Denmark. They originally set out to do a small collaboration making tee-shirts and selling sneakers and toy collector items among other things.

They first started in 2002 and over time have evolved as one of the A-List High Fashion Brands of Denmark and other parts of the world.

This season’s SS/14 Collection is named “Utopia” and that was as clear as day when entering the Glyptotek museum which holds Mediterranean, Danish and French art. By the way it is right across the street from one of the oldest amusement parks – Tivoli.

The collection reminded me of school spirt and team uniforms that you would find at an elite boarding school far far away, perhaps in a futuristic sort of a way. Which is exactly what they were going for when they choose the prints using marble, stone, terrazzo and pyrite. They also used a mix of lightweight materials and heavy wools in the women’s collection. For the men’s line they concentrated on sports and used technical materials keeping in mind functionality.

They went all out when choosing these fine materials such as mohair, cotton, brocade and Japanese wool.

Lots of blues and whites with classic and modern details that reflect the welcoming of a new season.

Wood Wood Clothing Brand (Photo courtesy of Nina Miller Sanchez, Fashion Buzz Now, for The Danish Pioneer Newspaper)

Wood Wood Clothing Brand (Photo courtesy of Nina Miller Sanchez, Fashion Buzz Now, for The Danish Pioneer Newspaper)

 

By Nicolai Schousboe — 

Dear Reader,

You really do not want to miss it. It being the 4th conference being sponsored and arranged by the Danish American Heritage Society which will be held October 10 -12, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Over 10 years ago when the first conference was announced for Omaha, I was asked by a young Danish-American if I was going and I commenced to demur about taking time off until she gently but persistently reminded me that if we wish for these informative and substantive conferences to periodically take place … we have to support them.

As with the first 3 conferences, an outstanding group of presenters have been assembled on a wide variety of subjects grouped around one theme, so there is something to appeal to all interests.

This year’s theme is Innovation. Most importantly it addresses many of the questions every western nation faces dealing with environmental challenges inherent in mature industrial economies. So we will not be lost in some esoteric obscure aspect of our  heritage but rather be placed right in front of the challenges in our world today.

There will be more articles forthcoming on the conference, but for now please visit:

http://www.grandview.edu/dahs or call 1-800-444-6083, ext. 2846. Questions, you can also e-mail: DAHSconference@grandview.edu.

I hope we can make these conferences a popular and important 21st century tradition within the Danish-American community.

Make your reservations now for the Danish American Heritage Society Conference.

Make your reservations now for the Danish American Heritage Society Conference.

 

By Nina Miller Sanchez, Fashion Buzz Now, Staff Writer for The Danish Pioneer Newspaper — 

This summer there are so many amazing flea markets in Denmark and if you are in the mood for browsing, exploring, finding things you never knew existed or just want to meet interesting people, then go to the flea market.

Carlsberg (the old brewery near Valby and Vesterbro) has pop-up shops, big and small vendors setting up camp right in their 1500 square meters backyard and holds 69 stalls.

The first stop is in a huge parking lot under the loading docks of the truck entrance which makes this experience such a nice place to take cover from the rain or the sun. It’s alive and energetic and everyone is excited and fixated on other peoples’ used belongings. It is actually very exciting when you browse the racks and tables and realize you have just fallen in love with that silver owl necklace or that beat up old vintage hat that reminds you of the movie Annie Hall.

These vendors are here to play with you and they are more than willing for you to make them an offer. They are generous and very reasonable.

Carlsberg Flea market is located at Tap 1 Building in Carlsberg. Open from 10-4 pm every Sunday during summer. (Rain or Shine)

On the other side of the parking lot 

Now we go to the other side of the parking lot where you find Boxland Bazaar. Here you will find a make-shift beach resort with sand and a DJ, bars, restaurants, pop-up-shops and sellers of all types selling antique treasures, vintage and used clothing – all in these large blue storage container boxes.

There are so many spots that make you want to stop and hang. I met a  mother and daughter act who welcome you to sit and relax, browse their racks and have a talk, not necessarily in that order. They described  their space as a comfortable place to take a break and be amongst the flowers from the market next door that are placed so carefully as if to invite you to have a seat. Check out these pop-up shops when you stop by.

Sabine and Hanna own a pop-up called Queen Of Heart & Soul Vintage & Recycling. Betty Dart, who sells sometimes and always visits, is an art designer by day and Shannon Bethel is a clairvoyant who also has a booth with women’s accessories and clothing.

Boxland promises to host events like concerts and entertainment throughout the summer.

Every Saturday and Sunday 10 am- 5 pm From May 05 – Sept 29, 2013.

Follow Nina Miller Sanchez at Fashion Buzz Now – www.fashionbuzznow.com – and in The Danish Pioneer Newspaper.