Copenhagen’s creative cauldron is shaping a whole new generation of fashion designers

On a sunny evening last week, a 100-plus people could be spotted grooving in an out of town car park at the Bella Center in Copenhagen. Bottles of beer and craft vodka cocktails in-hand, they were wearing a diverse smattering of styles – from Supreme X Louis Vuitton dungarees to boiler suits and floral dresses by the Danish label Ganni that recently posted annual revenues of nearly $59m. A giant pink cardboard installation featuring totemic symbols by London-based set designer Gary Card housed the DJ/designer, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy.

It’s not what you might expect from a fashion trade show but then CIFF (the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair that runs in parallel to Copenhagen Fashion Week) is smoothly re-inventing itself as a destination for buyers, creatives and emerging talent alike. The Loverboy pop-up was conceived by Lulu Kennedy MBE, founder of London’s Fashion East not-for-profit platform, one element of a curated programme of shows and stands through which Kennedy introduces UK-based talent to a new audience.

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Louise Gray’s photographic blow-ups on view at the Bella Center

Inside the fair, Husam el Oden recreated the chaos of his jewellery workshop, making pierced Danish Krone pendants on the spot while designers including Catilin Price and queer glamour protagonists Art School presented their collections against the backdrop of Louise Gray’s photographic blow-ups. ‘Copenhagen is relaxed and CIFF is very supportive of emerging talent,’ says Kennedy. ‘There is time, space and attention.’

Time and space are rare commodities in fashion and Kristian W Andersen is making best use of them at CIFF where he has been working as director and creative director for the last three years. ‘Trade shows are a bit broken,’ says Andersen, who is well-versed in the circuit having run his own avant-garde brand. Andersen, who also oversees Code Art Fair at the same location, adds, ‘Yes CIFF is a commercial business – 2000 brands show here and it is owned by a private company but if you have the opportunity to support talent then I think that’s an obligation.’ One and a half million visitors pass through the fairs and conferences annually fuelling the revenue of hotels, stores and restaurants.

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Martin Asbjørn S/S 2018

Alongside Kennedy, Andersen also invites a cross-section of brands into an area called Raven. Off White and Hiroshi Fujiwara have previously taken up the offer and this edition saw New York brand and LVMH prize nominee Abasi Rosborough take the stage, showing military-influenced sportswear made from dead stock materials and featuring photographic prints of melting glaciers by artist Justin Brice Guariglia. ‘With the fashion industry being one of the biggest polluters, we thought it relevant and poignant to showcase glaciers on clothing – our consumption choices do matter,’ says Greg Rosborough who previously worked at Ralph Lauren.

Where creativity is seen to bubble, community and commerce often follow. The mothership project is the development of an extensive neighbourhood of houses and offices (over 320,000 sq m) that will become the Bella Quarter. Denmark practices Cobe and William Lauritzen Architects have been commissioned for the €2 billion development that will include green spaces, sports facilities, galleries and shops. ‘We need to set the tone this is an opportunity to create a neighbourhood and when do you get the chance to do that? There are so many developments that have to be completely rethought – think of Les Halles in Paris. It’s not an easy thing and we have to differentiate ourselves,’ says Andersen who is planning an artist/makers in residence programme.

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London designer Martine Rose’s utilitarian collection was presented against a backdrop of climbing rocks

The city, considered one of the most liveable and green in Europe with its track history of purist design has a lot to offer and live up to. Curiousity in hygge and the concentration of Michelin restaurants have also sparked a micro tourism boom while the population is growing at 1000 a month. Now, the fashion halo is beginning to glow with designers established and new including Martin Asbjorn (great Miami beach pastel linens), Ganni, Tres Bien (a spin-off line by the concept store), Cecilie Bahnsen and jewellery designer Sophie Bille Brahe offering thoughtful, spirited collections that encapsulate the city’s aspirational way of life.

There’s no better advert than watching healthy, smiling twenty-somethings bike through the streets in ruffled dresses and flak jackets, boys in shorts and pyjama shirts. It’s the polar opposite of the urban angst and punkish subversion that pervades the scene in New York, Paris and London.

 

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Android N Developer Preview 3 improvements: the whole lot You want to understand

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Android N Developer Preview 3 improvements: the entirety You need to know
HIGHLIGHTS
The N Developer Preview three is Google’s first beta-fine release.
The contemporary N Developer Preview is now to be had to download.
Google’s new “Assistant” is a selection of Google’s upcoming seek equipment.
Google at its I/O 2016 keynote announced a host of latest merchandise along revealing severalimprovements to the subsequent Android N model that will are available in the new Developer Previewthree, as well as features a good way to be released later. The Android N Developer Preview three is saidwith the aid of Google to be the first beta-exceptional candidate that appropriate to check a person‘snumber one cellphone or tablet.

involved users can choose in to the Android Beta application via android.com/beta and as before, is well suited on Nexus 6, Nexus nine, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus participant, Pixel C, and Android One (wellknown mobile 4G). the brand new build ought to already be rolling out to enlisted devices, at the same time as manufacturing unit pix also are available.

Dave Burke, vp of Engineering, at the keynote on Wednesday careworn that the enterprise will attention on3 key subject matters with the new version of Android: overall performance, productiveness andsecurity. starting with performance, he stated that the first Developer Preview brought a new JIT compilerto enhance software overall performance while the second N Developer Preview covered Vulkan, a brand new 3-D rendering API. The Android N Developer Preview 3 will carry stepped forward photos and runtime overall performance.

Coming to productivity, Burke discovered that Android N now features less complicated multi-taskingtogether with quick-switching among apps, multi-window guide, and higher notifications. On the safety the front, enhancements consist of fileprimarily based encryption and seamless updates. The latter meansthat devices running Android N can installation gadget updates within the history. “this means that the following time a consumer powers up their device, new devices can robotically and seamlessly switchinto the brand new up to date system image,” stated Burke.

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again to productivity, we test the 2 new multi-tasking features in Android N. a newshort transferfunction has been delivered that works by way of double-tapping the current apps button. users can nowlaunch multi-window by using lengthypressing the recents button.The organisation has updated theventure switcher button which now suggestsclear all” button. In an attempt to unclutter the current apps, Android N will routinely cast off the apps from recent apps.

a number of the other minor additions encompass Launcher Shortcuts so as to be released in summer season; the state-of-the-art Developer Preview three will consist of Android Pay as nicely; an all-new Google Keyboard themes which means that users, similar to SwiftKey 0.33party keyboard apps, cantrade exceptional issues for default Keyboard app; Google has additionally eliminated the “night Mode” from system UI Tuner; a brand new strength notification controls may be found beneath different sectionin machine UI Tuner; the contemporary Android N Developer Preview three provides guide exposure incamera app, and as expected the new Developer Preview will upload new gadget wallpapers.

Android N’s photo-in-photograph mode still seems confined to Android TVs most effective because thebusiness enterprise discovered no detail whether to deliver the characteristic to cellular gadgets. The actionable notifications which allow customers to reply without delay from a talk notification is likewisepresent within the modern Developer Preview 3.

The N Developer Preview 3 also promiseslargest platform replace” to the Android wear platform since itbecame unveiled in 2014 – Android put on 2.zero. the new Developer Preview includes UI changes and standalone apps. “based totally on what we’ve discovered from customers and developers, we areevolving the platform to improve key watch reports: watch faces, messaging, and health,” brought Burke.

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one of the principal highlights of the keynote become the introduction of “Assistant,” which is an upcoming expansion of Google’s seek tools. The organisation says the “Assistant” is a verbal exchangebetween the user and Google that allows consumer get matters carried out.

“Computing is evolving beyond cell phones…the assistant have to be there throughout the context of aperson‘s day by day life,” said CEO Sundar Pichai.

“We need [Google] to be there for our customers all the time, asking ‘hello, How can i help?’ building on Google’s development in machine getting to know and AI, it is time “to take the following step in beingextra assistive to our customers,” Pichai brought. He confirmed Google Assistant will come includedinside the Google home, that is a voice-activated product.

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