WALI MOHAMMED BARRECH SS15 // CPHFW




Copenhagen Fashion Week holds a special place in my heart, I love London too and of course Sydney but there is something about the collection of talent thats found here that's like no other, this unpretentiousness that makes you feel like everything here is done from the heart - there is no-one trying to be something they are not and everyone's style is so unique, personal and individual. And yes i may be biased being half Danish but its true. Anyways enough ranting about how good Copenhagen is. A definite highlight for me this year was Wali Mohammed Barrech's show.



As we all gathered outside the carpark on Borgergade at dusk we knew we were going to be treated to a 'show' in the truest sense. Once they opened the gates we all climbed up to the second floor of what was a very empty looking carpark. I managed to grab Uffe Buchard for a quick conversation on Danish fashion then the ushers ushered us to our places in a neat line across the edges of the carpark.




A moody bass heavy house track played as we watched the models come down through the carpark in a loop across two floors. A cleverly selected venue, stark fluorescent lighting and grey walls enhanced the collection and the crowds closeness to the models gave not only a feeling of being apart of a 'live' show but a deeper appreciation of the details of the garments.

Hi -Tech fabrics, primary colours and silvery nylons dominated the show with a futuristic and quirky twist on sportswear. His google map derived prints on lycra bodysuits and oversized anoraks were a personal favourite, but Wali's use of colour, fabrics and fastenings were absolutely en pointe and still remain a clear design aesthetic from his previous collections. Light beiges, greys and pastel blue, contrasted with strong canary yellow, firetruck red, and electric blue. Some of my favourite colour combinations. His  collection is something that made me feel eerily intrigued about how the environment may affect how we dress.  It is a well known fact that our climate is becoming harsher, that the garments on our back will not only serve an aesthetic purpose but as protection too, that we will stand battle against the elements and that the preparations we will need to make in our daily life will come through in the way that we dress. As this thought crossed my mind, the sprinklers and smoke machine came on, again emphasizing the unpredictability of our surroundings and environment and of course creating a show for us spectators ;) . A very significant and valid message coming through from his collection though.












































Again, it is worth noting that every year, Wali's capacity as a designer does not only stop at the garments but his ability as a bag/accessories designer should not be overlooked and one that is most definitely a vital brand identity for him and no doubt a big seller. I am hoping to scoop one up for myself. yes please.









oh and if you are interested in snapping up one of his bags, you can find one of them  here.

After the show, we walked down to Giest for a cheeky coffee and cake. Very civilised.














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