Han Kjøbenhavn SS/24

Backstage during Milan Fashion Week.

A new fashion season is here amidst many burning topics such as migration and climate crisis. As fashion increasingly becomes driven by celebrities and hype Tik-Tok trends, the only thing left to do is to support those who produce genuinely creative work. On Friday night, 22nd September, on of ur favorite designers presention at MFW, Han Kjobenhavn presented its SS24 pret-á-porter collection at Palazzo Reale. The venue was lit in red, welcoming “all the sinisters” into a historic room touching the essence of Italian culture and combining it with a twisted underground aesthetic. In this dark and atmospheric setting, the guests were to be introduced to the label’s daring collaboration with the provocative yet influential, Scandinavian erotic accessories platform, Sinful. The historical neoclassical location set the framework for an artistic direction of sculptural shapes and contrasts between elegance and brutality. The creative director of the Copenhagen-based label describes the collection “Unlightened Particles” as a metaphor to depict a hidden potential within something or someone: ”There’s always aspects that remain undiscovered or not fully realised. It’s about enlightenment and the uncovering of hidden capabilities”. The dark aesthetic of the label is remaining loyal to brutalist standpoints. Edgy silhouettes, high-neck tracksuits, molded dresses defied gravity with rounded necklines, silver chains, feather frocks grew on torsoless outerwear in aged tones, Dracula-esque leather garments, and metal-braced tops were giving to the audience just a taste of the future potential of the brand. As the world of fashion is becoming increasingly coarse and cynical, an out-of-topic circus, fortunately there are still few designers who manage to bring creativity to a higher plane.

Unlightened Particles / Han Kjøbenhavn SS24

Credits:

Designer: Han Kjobenhavn / @hankjobenhavn
Photography: Nicole Nicora / @nicole.nicora
Words: Iro Bournazou / @irwb

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