Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of the Spring/Summer 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Week last week, attending a fashion show and a sustainability fashion fair.
Presented by Kolding Design School and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Design School, Crown Princess Mary attended the joint fashion show at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen and sat in the front row as students showcased their designs at a Future of Fashion show.
Afterwards, she presented awards to Frederik Ingvorsen, Nanna Stech Jensen, and Marie Sloth Rousing, who won the Lauritz Fashion Forever Award, the Prize on Entrepreneur Wipes (CIFF) and the Innovation Prize, respectively.
Copenhagen Fashion Week posted a review of the Future of Fashion Show on its official website, saying, “19 talented designers with huge dissimilarities showed off their interpretations of what the future holds. Tie-strings, oversize ropes, thermos coats and beautiful heavy knits were just some of the nicely tailored styles on display.”
The Danish Royal Family’s Instagram posted a photo of Crown Princess Mary at the event with the caption reading, “Newly proclaimed designers from the Danish design schools showed creations this afternoon during their joint show Future of Fashion. Here the theme was innovation and technology…after the show [Crown Princess Mary] awarded three prizes for particularly talented candidates.”
Crown Princess Mary was also seen chatting with former supermodel Naomi Campbell at the event, and later attended the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, of which she is a patron.
The Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, a part of Copenhagen Fashion Week, is “the largest and longest running fashion show in Northern Europe,” and showcases both menswear and womenswear.
Crown Princess Mary has long been a champion of Danish fashion and regularly attends events related to Copenhagen Fashion Week. Copenhagen Fashion Week takes place twice a year, in January and August, to showcase the latest Nordic designs.