Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016 Denim Challenge
Production of Denim – the omnipresent fabric never having gone out of fashion since first becoming popular during the California Gold Rush of 1849 – is among the world's most water-intensive processes. So how can we work together to alleviate the footprint of a resource constantly in demand? The Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016 Denim Challenge seeks to address this issue.
In partnership with world-leading premium denim supplier ISKO, Danish Fashion Institute is proud to present the Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016 Denim Challenge. It showcases the best of innovative sustainable denim design from emerging fashion brands produced in denim with industry-leading qualities and techniques. Top international design talents were invited to create one complete outfit in sustainable denim supplied and produced by ISKO.
The participating brands were selected by a selection committee consisting of the British Fashion Council, the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Flanders Fashion Institute and the Nordic Fashion Association and then the designs were reviewed by a jury consisting of international fashion and sustainability experts. Three outfits have been chosen by the jury to receive a special mention based on who most successfully merged environmental friendliness with cutting-edge design. Members of the jury, headed by ISKO's Marco Lucietti, were Francois Gibraud, Peter Franck, Samuel Trotman, Hassan Pierre and Peter Ingwersen.
Our hope is not only to present new possibilities for sustainable stylishness with denim but to inspire the myriad companies employing the fabric to reinvent their practices for the benefit of the environment. Enjoy the results, and please spread word about the ideas and techniques used by these innovative designers to your own companies and business partners.