Han Kjøbenhavn presents Staying On The Moon, its Spring/Summer 2022 fashion film, within Milan Fashion Week’s official calendar.
For the fourth consecutive time Han Kjøbenhavn will present at Milan Fashion Week, this season with a menswear focused show.
“I felt it was the right time to present a collection focusing exclusively on menswear, which is actually the foundation and the roots of Han Kjøbenhavn. I wanted to create a powerful movie, to convey this collection’s concept, but also Han Kjøbenhavn’s ambitions and creative journey. As I designer, I have enjoyed the creative process of making fashion films through last seasons, but now I’m also looking forward to return to Milan with a physical show format”, tells founder and creative director of Han Kjøbenhavn, Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen.
The show movie presents a collection of voluminous silhouettes, straight lines and hard contrasts in the form of metal details and hand braided techniques. Plissé and sequins are consistent fabrics throughout the collection, accompanied by tailored suiting made from hand braided leather and recycled denim.
The colour scale of the collection is dominated by black, grey, white and silver. This chromatic colour scale is broken by pale green leather styles.
Furthermore, the collection presents an extended selection of Han Kjøbenhavn’s jewellery line as well as handcrafted leather bags featuring customized ceramic hands, created in collaboration with Brussels-based ceramic artist, Naomi Gilon.
Titled, as the collection, Staying On The Moon, the show movie is a creative execution of the seasonal concept of the collection. It represents a tribute to the imperfect and the unknown. It is about being true to one’s own journey, to the emotion of feeling distant or misunderstood, yet sincere to oneself. While unveiling Han Kjøbenhavn’s SS22 menswear collection in its voluminous silhouettes and blunt contrasts of soft and hard shapes, the film is an invitation to stay different and be true to one’s own personality.
“There seems to be an expectation of people adapting to the norms of the society”, according to Han Kjøbenhavn’s Creative Director, Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen – “I have always loved the imperfect and the unknown. I believe it’s important that one should be allowed to be himself/herself”, tells Davidsen, referring to the title of the collection, Staying On The Moon, which can be perceived as an advice to stay different and be true to one ’s own personality.
The fashion movie will be accompanied by a series of stills, showcasing Han Kjøbenhavn’s full Men’s Prêt-á-Porter collection. Han Kjøbenhavn’s SS22 womenswear collection will be revealed on the runway at Copenhagen Fashion Week in August, where the brand will hold its first show presenting womenswear only.
Brand and Designer Profile
Han Kjøbenhavn is a fashion house and a community of creative nerve, emotions, and innovation. With a clear vision to develop and facilitate modern culture, arts, and the environment around the brand.
Han Kjøbenhavn was founded on the streets of Copenhagen in 2008. Encompassing menswear, womenswear and a full accessories line, including eyewear and jewellery, the brands aesthetics is deeply rooted in Danish design culture. Han Kjøbenhavn is built upon creativity, storytelling and craftsmanship, with the ambition of connection with its audience on a deeper emotional level.
The brand believes in connecting with its community and in forging relations with an emotional freedom that is unpolished, honest, and personal in its form. Energy and dynamics derives from contrasts and conflicts, which are important cultural pillars for Han Kjøbenhavn in its mission to provide opportunities to express oneself and to embrace one’s own individuality.
The brand is recognised for its playful short films and scenographic fashion shows and has been awarded Cannes Lions, True Awards and numerous Danish design prizes for its creative and visionary work. After showing at the Copenhagen Fashion Week for 10 consecutive years, Han Kjøbenhavn debuted in Paris in 2019, presenting for two seasons, before joining Milan Fashion Week in January 2020. In the course of its development, the brand has launched collaboration projects with brands such as PUMA, Schott and Airtox.
Han Kjøbenhavn’s founder and creative director, Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen, is a Danish installation artist, film director and filmmaker. After graduating Copenhagen School of ArtsAnd Installations Jannik attended the Miami Ad School where he studied Creative Direction for two years before joining Saatchi & Saatchi in New York.
Wikkelsø Davidsen worked as a Creative Director in advertising for 12 years earning an international reputation as well as winning the most prestigious awards. His work often portrays social realism and broken human behaviour, often executed embracing contrasts and diversity.
As a film director and writer Wikkelsø Davidsen has written over 20 short films and directed 6. His creations have gained international recognition and won both Cannes Lions and the True Awards. Wikkelsø Davidsen has also gained recognition for his design through a number of awards, including the Danish Danish Talent.
All images courtesy of Han Kjøbenhavn