(Di)vision Copenhagen Fall 2022

There’s a groundswell of new gen talent in fashion—a sense that there’s a changing of the guard—that even the pandemic cannot quell. Leading the charge in Copenhagen is (di)vision, the brand founded by brother and sister duo Simon and Nanna Wick, who in a short span of time have established both a signature look and a vibrant community, organically. With both the cast and the front-row well-stocked. with friends, there’s a genuine sense of excitement around (di)vision that marketing dollars could never replicate.

It’s not unusual these days for brands to upcycle and use deadstock; the difference at (di)vision is the focus on workwear-inspired outerwear. The brand’s split bombers, half in one color, half in another, divided with a two-way zip, and their Carhartt jacket mash-ups have quite a following. Because each piece is unique (in the sense that the material is limited or one-of-a-kind), and because these coats and jackets play on such essential silhouettes, they remain desirable season after season. Now, there are new categories to conquer; the long zipper down the back of a blue and black trench was a chic update to a classic.

The Wick siblings continue to explore ways to make old things new, be it through color contrasts, dyeing, or collage. This season, fabric scraps were patch-worked in a sort of haphazard scarecrow way; more careful piecework was used to create jackets with a Constructivist vibe. Slinky drawstring dresses and skirts looked hot but somewhat generic, unlike the shirred pants that opened the show.

Building on their theme of UFOs and extraterrestrials, Simon and Anna staged their show at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium. They also introduced an NFT, an alien named Ozzy created in collaboration with Adidas Originals and Brand New Vision. On top of all that there was a short film about ETs coming to earth with a profound message which was that humans, like extraterrestrials, are but visitors to earth. We need to respect our host; that’s what (di)vision is trying to do with its “creating from what already is” philosophy.

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