This January was my first time in Copenhagen as a buyer for our Street Pie store and as a photographer for my journal. We were invited to visit an international tradeshow that is now held twice a year – Revolver – to meet all the brands already presented in our store and to discover new ones.
The Revolver is an international fashion fair, which was known as Vision until 2014. Revolver was founded in 2015 by Christian Maibom and Jan Carlsen. The Øksnehallen in the Revolver Meatpacking District as well as the Lokomotivværkstedet in the Revolver Fish Market District serve as a venue for this fair.
Revolver is a unique order-platform for both mens- and women’s wear, which attracts the best buyers from the Nordic region as well as the best international buyers, in order to do business, discover and network.
It was founded in 2015 by Christian Maibom and Jan Carlsen.
Revolver as a trade show presents the most progressive contemporary Scandinavian design driven fashion brands mixed with likeminded quality brands from the rest of the world.
This time there were presented around 200 brands from all over the world. Among these brands Libertine-Libertine and Sandqvist are also presented in our store. That is why our first goal was to discover their new FW18 collections and place an order.
Our first stop was Libertine-Libertine. Here we met Frederik (brand manager of the brand) and Rasmus Bak (co-founder).
The brand was established in Copenhagen during the summer of 2009 by Rasmus Bak, Pernille Schwarz and Peter Munch Ovesen. In French Libertine means a person without moral restraint.
THE BRAND STRIVES TO PRODUCE A PRODUCT OF INTEGRITY WITH GREAT ATTENTION TO MATERIAL, COLOUR AND DETAIL. THE REST IS VIBE & VISION.
I love Scandinavian style, its simplicity and at the same time colors and attention to details. In Libertine-Libertine collections you will find great quality (for example, all scarves are made in Italy from the high quality fabrics), bright colors, but also some minimalistic styles.
The second stop – Sandqvist. Sandqvist was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2004 by Anton Sandqvist. Together, with his brother Daniel and their friend Sebastian, they are the soul behind the brand. The Nordic landscape with its forests, rivers and vast unpopulated areas as well as an urban city lifestyle have always been our main inspiration.
The Sandqvist designs are uncomplicated, functional and beautiful, with clear Swedish heritage.
We finally met Alexandra, one of the brand managers, and talked about FW18 collection. We discovered a lot of new styles, as well as classic and iconic models of Sandqvist, that are already presented in our store – you can check all of them here.
Sandqvist is something that you would wear everyday. A lot of styles offer you a great possibility to choose the model that will suit you the most.
Revolver was a great experience. We met a lot of new interesting brands that soon you will find in our store, we met a lot of cool and stylish people. We discovered Copenhagen and stayed at the Scandic hotel with perfect location. Soon I will post new interviews and also a Copenhagen city guide that I am sure you will like. Now you can also check my photos from Copenhagen Fashion Week (yes, I found time to take pictures during CPHFW) – in my journal and in SNC magazine.
Thank you and see you soon, Copenhagen!
Text – Anastasia Fedoseeva, revolver.dk, Libertine-Libertine.com, Sandqvist.net.
Photo – Anastasia Fedoseeva (thestreetpie.com