We’re gathered in the chill of the early morning; already, there’s a palpable sense of disappointment.
After a few days of nothing but rain of various intensity, we were promised sunshine — so where is it? Certainly not here under Knippelsbro, one of the two bridges that carries vehicles across Copenhagen’s inner harbor into Christianshavn, where Ukrainian brand TG Botanical has chosen to host its second Copenhagen Fashion Week show.
Here, sharp wind hits hard, knocking over bicycles behind us, as though drawing its power from the water. Even the models are kept inside a covered boat docked by the water until go time. As they get ready, guests huddle together (the runway is short, spanning the width of the bridge) waiting for the first signs that mark the beginning of TG Botanical’s spring-summer 2024 show. Then it comes, a soundtrack of earth — the chirping birds, the rustling of leaves. Suddenly, the mood is lifted, brightened into something that resembles optimism.