The spring/summer 2023 presentation for Copenhagen Fashion Week began on August 9 with the announcement of a relationship with Ukrainian Fashion Week to “uplift a fellow fashion organization in times of war.”
Copenhagen Fashion Week will exhibit a digital fashion film from Coat by Katya Silchenko and offer a physical display from sustainable clothes TG Botanical businesses as part of the official agenda to assist Ukrainian fashion designers as the conflict with Russia continues.
According to Cecilie Thorsmark, chief executive of Copenhagen Fashion Week, “Any support we can present to the Ukrainian fashion industry is vital to the preservation of their own creative ecosystem, which has been so cruelly threatened, in light of the atrocities we have borne witness to on the nation of Ukraine.”
While there were several celebration initiatives planned for Ukrainian Fashion Week’s 25th anniversary in 2022, they have all been put on hold as a result of the terrible conflict that has broken out as a result of Russia’s invasion. The fashion organization has started the “Support Ukrainian Fashion” Initiative to strengthen Ukrainian designers and secure the presentation of their new collections on the international catwalks in order to support them during these trying times.