Inside Werkstatt 167, an urban bar-slash-nightclub on the island of Refshaleøen, dozens of disco balls hang above the runway.
Everything is filtered through a speckled, glittering light — the floors, the walls, and even the guests posing for their pre-show photographs. What a fun atmosphere. The champagne tower is flowing. Conversations are cranked up to full volume. Donna Summer — the queen of disco! — is oohing and aahing in the background, singing Love to Love You Baby with her breathy and borderline erotic vocals.
The energy is high, high, and sultry. What else do you expect from a show called “Temptation Dance”? And what else do you expect from Danish brand Gestuz, which has a penchant for cutting pieces that are equal parts ultra-feminine and rock ‘n’ roll?
This season at Copenhagen Fashion Week, the brand is presenting a ’70s-meets-’80s version of that femininity, and this comes through as soon as the first couple of looks are presented on the runway. High-waisted leather shorts and a matching oversized shirt, buttoned only at the collar, followed by a head-to-toe brown corduroy set. I mean, does it get more ’70s than brown corduroy?