Every year in February and August, Copenhagen hosts the Nordic Region's largest fashion event, Copenhagen Fashion Week. The runways come are brought to life with a unique range of Danish and international designers, meanwhile there are various trade shows hosting premium brands in thoughtfully curated areas. With over 1,100 exhibitors representing more than 2,400 collections in an array of different style categories, these shows are a must for fashion buyers across the globe.
Known for its contemporary take on design, Scandinavian fashion often features unique silhouettes, a sharp color palette and innovative designs, which are both playful and elegant in nature. These are just a few reasons why our buyers at Nougat London set out to the metropolitan harbor city that is Copenhagen where we attended Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.
The urban city, which has over 1,000 years of royal history, is both rich in cultural attractions, fine architecture and delicious food. Whilst exploring the urban city and admiring its brightly coloured houses we stumbled across 'Fabio', a beautiful Italian restaurant along the harbor front. Intimate, charming and Romantic, the restaurant is characterised by its authentic interior, which contrastingly sits amongst the ‘hall of fame’ a quirky wall covered in photos of A-List celebrities who have eaten here.
The menu itself boasts of simple yet refined dishes, which use only the freshest of ingredients. On the menu you can find everything from homemade pasta to more extravagant dishes such as suckling pig. We opted for a crostini selection to start with followed by Carpaccio with truffle oil and then beef marinated in an exquisite red wine. The service was brilliant as was the atmosphere and we would happily visit again. Aside from Michelin star restaurants, the cobbled streets of Copenhagen are lined with fashion, art, furniture and artisan stores and the entrepreneurial spirit of the city means that there are numerous independent cafes and quirky boutiques to explore. You will find ancient churches, palaces and government buildings sitting contrastingly against modern architecture.
The City is of course famous for its bicycle culture and its easy going and carefree lifestyle makes it one of the happiest places to live in Europe. It’s no wonder when you consider its attractiveness. Full of character and charm with its narrow streets, crooked houses and modern waterfront, our trip to the city was well spent and we would highly recommend it as a weekend getaway.