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Peter Schamaun AW16

One of the most interesting and innovative shows at this year’s Autumn/Winter edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week was designed and executed by Peter Schamaun – a recent graduate from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Art.

Fun fact: Major designers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Dries van Noten and Kris van Assche also graduated from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Art.

Set in a public library in the heart of Copenhagen, Schamaun’s show was a perfect example of total chaos, with a bunch of extremely awkward and quirky actors demanding the attention of not only the audience but the models as well. The actors’ “performance” was in one way funny and entertaining, but also annoying, as they had a tendency to distract your focus away from the clothes, which was a pity.

In his collection, Schamaun tries to take a stand against the preconceived notion of the classic fashion education that urge students to create elaborately researched mood boards and define an exact customer profile. With “A Lecture of an Incompetent”, the young Norwegian designer wants to emphasize that a garment doesn’t have to say or mean anything – and that clothing can just be.

The collection itself featured a lot of classic tailoring added with graphic prints, but also more conceptual designs full of colour and asymmetric cuts found its way to the runway. In the pictures below, you can check out three of the most significant looks:

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For more about Copenhagen Fashion Week, you can check out the review of Han Kjøbenhavn, Asger Juel Larsen and Henrik Vibskov as well as read the article about, what it was like to be backstage at the Barbara í Gongini show.