SOME/FASHION : BARBARA I GONGINI SPRING/SUMMER 2015
Barbara I Gongini (BIG) showcased her SS15 collection in the darkened foyer of Copenhagen City Hall during Copenhagen Fashion Week in August, where she was set to open the fashion week because of her sharp focus on sustainability.
The choice of materials used included lamb leather, synthetic silk, woven cotton, chalk coated linen and horse leather among others, and the colours used were mainly black with white and grey tones in between.
Some of the models were impressively styled wearing nests of combined threads as hair, leather objects and dark make-up. Some of the models even had nails and fingers which were covered in silver.
BIG sent some of the models out in pairs tied together or hand in hand and when reaching approximately the middle of the catwalk they did a small performance, like marionettes without strings. During the small performances you got to have a closer look at all the asymmetrical details and the flexibility in the designs.
Besides opening Copenhagen Fashion Week, BIG was also a part of the “New Nordic” exhibition, which showcased whole completed sustainable designs in Nikolaj Kunsthal.