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.
Before an actual trip to Copenhagen, I thought of this place in terms of an Instagram filter: one, everything’s extremely minimal, two, people are obsessed with Ganni. The first is a complete myth, the latter is a fact. The city itself stuns with gorgeous, classical architecture (see the Amalienborg, the palace of Danish Royal family) and a widespread fascination with Ancient sculpture – boutique and restaurant interiors clearly suggest that, while the permanent exhibition at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum (more about this incredible place soon) seems to be the main source of inspiration. So, the stereotypical, Scandinavian minimalism is only present in the newer architecture that can be spotted a few steps away from the city centre. Other than that, Copenhagen is full of roses (they grow in front of townhouses). Vintage is respected and cherished, as you can easily see lots and lots of old Danish porcelain standing in the window sills or sold in trendy concept stores. People here love a good matcha and fresh pastry (check Atelier September for that). And, yes – the locals dress insanely good, not just during Copenhagen fashion week. Their style is extremely distinct – it’s nothing like the ‘Parisian chic’ or ‘Berlin cool’. It’s about colour, polish, tactility, so many things simultaneously. I think that’s true eclecticism. Also, another observation: women from Copenhagen love their hometown brands. I was surprised to see so many faux fur Saks Potts coats and Ganni knits strolling down the postcard-ish Nyhavn street, worn so… naturally! The only thing that slightly terrified me was the number of stores selling hair clips. You know, the most kitschy ones, with rhinestones and all… at first I was repelled. But then, a Copenhagen person knows how to pull off one of those and look good. That’s an art.
More posts on my favourite addresses in Copenhagen coming up very soon!
All photos by Edward Kanarecki.
Cloudy. Soft. Fragile. The Beguilded cast’s wardrobe in 2018. Feminine. Light. Should I continue with other phrases and associations I’ve got with Cecilie Bahnsen’s fashion? The designer has just presented her collection during the Copenhagen fashion week and made it clear that no one else does a dress like her (well, except for Molly Goddard). Cecilie likes her silhouettes to be full, but not overwhelming – no dramatic ball gowns here, but rather everyday-princess ensembles to love and wear. Pouf sleeves and peplums are always on Bahnsen’s runway, just like spaghetti straps. For spring-summer 2019, she as well added a bit of florals and the very unexpected dad sandals, which well balanced all that prettiness. At one point of browsing the collection, you might feel that you’re seeing the same dress, just in different modifications. Well, this repetitiveness isn’t to the Danish designer’s disadvantage. There’s consistency flowing from one collection to the other, which is especially valued among emerging designers. Wait, but can we call Bahnsen a classical case of an emerging designer? If only every big brand could boast with so many sold out dresses in every single, major on-line store…
Collages by Edward Kanarecki.
Publication: W Magazine December 2016 Model: Freja Beha Erichsen, Wilbert Grue, Ulrikke Høyer, Louis Parker, Freja Sørensen, Olivia Therese, Tobias Tybjerg, Matilde, Ville Sydfors, Victor Brøchner, Aske Hyldborg, Amalie Moosgaard, Cecilie Moosgaard, Christian, Kai, Eddie, Marius, Noah Aamund, Vincent Beier, Caroline Clante, Laura Hagested, Vickie Mansaray, Konstantin Neergaard, Ellen Ryberg, Helena Christensen, Eljas Gundel, Malthe Ørsted, Mingus Reedus Photographer: Tim Walker Fashion Editor: Jacob K
From beginning of his career, Mark Kenly Domino Tan had a specific aesthetic. He was interested in design, so no wonder why his today’s dresses and clothes are so sharp and structural. For SS15 which happened during the Copenhagen Fashion Week, Mark Kenly showed us beautiful, polished gowns, strong fuxia sportwear and easy to go costumes which are perfect for a casual day at work /with friends. Personally I find all of these dresses super flawless and fabulous!