Jun 26, 2023
CPHFW: Stine Goya Taps Helena Christensen For SS24 Runway
The cardinal rule of any party is ‘never show up empty handed’. What then of the hoards of Scandi style savants who flocked to the 19th Century ‘Potato Rows’, a string of terraces nestled in the
The cardinal rule of any party is ‘never show up empty handed’. What then of the hoards of Scandi style savants who flocked to the 19th Century ‘Potato Rows’, a string of terraces nestled in the embankment of Østre Anlæg park and Sortedam Lake on Copenhagen’s city edge, for Stine Goya’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection?
In their hands, rather than bottles of natural wines or sweet Danish pastries to gift our hostess, revellers sported crescent-shaped handbags featuring Goya’s signature letter ’S’ handle. In my own, or rather, wrapped around them, I had nothing but a curated stack of Pandora’s new studded chain bracelets Danish jeweller’s lavish soiree from the evening before.
The reason for our lack of decorum, or collective ‘party foul’, was because Goya had simply provided everything one would ever need for a street party: a prime location emblematic of Danish finishes, tables adorned with Helle Mardahl’s candy-esque glassware and silvery trays of accessories transcended in pastel colour jelly à la Dwight’s stapler from The Office.
Most importantly, Goya had provided the ultimate entertainment, a high-energy runway show competing with Copenhagen’s original cool-girl.
Even before we took our rain-soaked seats in the Østervold street, complete with dark plum beer and lemon ciders, gaggles of neighbours gathered on their second-story balcony and peered out of their slanted windows, contributing to the dynamic vibrancy of Goya’s locals-only show and bringing the world to her doorstep.
Paying homage to the shared experience of Eckersbergsgade, Goya sartorially referenced the signature inner-city uniform of Copenhagen, in turn, recontextualising ideals of sanctuary and oasis through functional garments designed for everyday activities.
Of course, when you’re an inhabitant of the Danish capital, this lifestyle involves after-work drinks at Apollo on Nyhavn, matcha lattes at Sonny Café or ambles through Jerome Vintage. This miscellany of activities requires an equally versatile attire, one that is rooted in ease and comfort.
Sumptuous fabrics and snug silhouettes that rival your natural environments were at the core of the range, subverting Goya’s typical experimentation for pieces more conventional. In Goya’s idealised world, quintessential Scandi style features magenta hues, slightly-flared tailored trousers, box-shaped outerwear-saturated dresses and subversive details.
Hues ranged from sky blues to magenta pinks and digital lilacs, all underpinned by charcoal blacks, sandy neutrals and floral prints, making the shades an apt compliment to the colourful façades of Copenhagen’s nooks and crannies.
But it wouldn’t be a tribute to the everyday Danish darling without an endorsement from the original Copenhagen cool-girl, supermodel Helena Christensen.
Not only did the 90s icon co-sign Goya’s collection, but she also co-signed the range by closing the collection in an asymmetrical shiny blue midi dress and blue suede mules.
Though the collection came on day three of a four-day fashion week, Goya masterfully achieved welcoming us into her house, making us feel at home. Oh, and allowing us to rain her masterfully-curated Scandi wardrobe.
topics: Copenhagen fashion week 2023, Fashion news, CPHFW, Copenhagen Fashion Week SS24, Copenhagen Fashion, scandinavian fashion, scandinavian style, Trending, Stine Goya