The Joy of Helmstedt

Copenhagen Fashion Week is just around the corner (starting the 6th of August), so here’s a reason to look at one of the most exciting talents coming from the Danish capital. Emilie Helmstedt’s universe is colorful and playful. The concept is rather simple: refining luxurious loungewear and bringing it out of the bedroom. But the effect is more than fantastic. Helmstedt‘s collections are all about silhouettes that are easy to wear, but get you intrigued with their playful prints and colour palette. The garments, always voluminous and relaxed, are a signature in Helmstedt’s world, and with detailing from 30s and 50s loungewear, comfort is key whether you wear it to bed or to a party. The happiness that colors can bring to everyday life works almost like a mantra to the brand’s identity – which is why “charmful” is one of the first words that comes to mind, when you see the textiles, which Emilie creates and produces herself.

Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

Maritime Antiques &

Maritime Antiques & is a unique shop just around the corner from the picturesque Nyhavn in Copenhagen. The place combines high quality fashion (think Andersen-Andersen sailor sweaters and Mister Freedom vintage-inspired jackets) with authentic maritime antiques. From telescopes and ship lanterns to compasses and diving helmets, it’s clear that the place’s owners have a true passion for everything that’s sea connected.

Toldbodgade 15 / Copenhagen

Photos by Edward Kanarecki.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in the heart of Copenhagen displays ancient and modern art in truly unique surroundings. Founded in 1888 by the brewer Carl Jacobsen, the art museum contains two main departments combining art in impressive architectural surroundings.
The Department of Antiquities houses excellent collections of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman art, providing a delightful stroll through 3500 years of art and history. The Modern Department focuses on Danish painting and sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as French art of the same period (currentlt not on display, sadly). It is also possible to see the complete series of Degas’ bronzes (!) and 35 sculptures by Rodin. And of course, Glyptotek is known for its beautiful and spacious Winter Garden, where you can take a breathe and refresh yourself at Café Glyptoteket. Shortly, the Glyptotek is a must-see when in Copenhagen.

Dantes Plads 7 / Copenhagen

Photos by Edward Kanarecki.