It’s fashion week in Copenhagen! One of the many events put on for fashion week was an open house at the Fashion Design Akademiet. The Fashion Design Akademiet is very close to DIS, so my host sister, Ainsley, and I decided to stop by. The Academy is a two-year program for students pursuing fashion design.
One Dane kindly introduced us to the school and showed us her work (the two winter coats pictured above). It takes a lot of work to turn a fashion design into reality. There are patterns to follow, colors and fabrics to choose, and then the actual sewing itself. The students pay for all of the materials themselves, but then they get to keep what they make! Fashion students must also think about their stance on certain issues, such as what materials to use in their designs. The Dane we met used real rabbit fur in her winter coats. She had decided she would use real fur from animals that would be killed for food anyway.