“Rise stronger, reconstruct
– Requiem, Lamb of God
Apologies for the delay; this Guru has been quite busy. You know she loves to write but before writing everyone needs to know exactly what about. And these past weeks have been eventful…
So eventful that she will be forced to split the news by bits. And she will start with the highlight of the month: her visit to Copenhagen. This place is made for the lovers of beauty, of good company, of creativity and innate coolness and taste.
Copenhagen is the sort of place that makes you want to start again. It makes you want to get away from the kinship structures that are supposed to keep you together. To mess up about the story you have been told about yourself. It enthuses you to hold your story upside down by its tail. Because it offers you the possibility of doing things differently, better, more beautifully. One way or another, it teaches you in a gentle manner how to reconstruct your path and instils you with the need of starting again (all over, it’s never too late).
It has spirit, beauty, style and calmness; all-important elements for the creative minds. And the perfect environment for one of the most innovative design hubs in our industry. Kopenhagen Fur Studio has been one of the strongest links that bonds the gap between fur and fashion industries. They are known for their ground breaking approach to fur and their innovative and creative furriers and fashion designers. Young and establish designers that have worked with them name personalities such as: Pernille Teisbæk, Anne Vest, Saks Potts, Heartmade, Julie Brøgger and Les Deux.
They nurture and support them through a strong presence in social media and working with influencers. They are also eager to share their passion for fur with new generations and with the trade. Their knowledge and love for fashion and style reflects in every single detail. The delightful group of innovators in charge of this resourceful centre believes in evolution, reconstruction, and reinvention. And the Guru agrees with them, there’s nothing worse than not moving forward. She found mink (among other furs) in chic jewellery, shoes and bags. She discovered the most beautiful and intricate patterns and designs in their workshops. And she also learnt about the most experimental and brash approach to colour. And the best of all, they are eager to share this appetite for novelty and reform with the trade.
And, my darling readers, you can tell since the moment you enter their gorgeous building that you are in for a treat (for the eyes and for the soul). If you have forgotten of the little pleasures in life, just visit this place. Every corner of A. N. Hansen’s mansion is full of the wonderful and tasteful surprises this Guru so much loves. It reflects the spirit of this centre, of the city.
The Fur Guru left the place assured that there’s always a way to do things differently. No matter how difficult the path may look, there will always be a way to reconstruct, start all over, reinvent. At the end, that’s what keeps us alive and make the journey so much more commending.
To celebrate the city and the lesson learnt during the day The Guru joined the always-warm Morten Ussing at 20A (a trendy and cosy restaurant in one of the most popular and hip areas of the city). Morten is a friend that reminds the Guru of how Kopenhagen Fur Studio supports these incredibly talented designers to continue growing and enriching our industry. It’s people like him who help to continue re-inventing our trade. Such a joy to share food (and of course, a glass of white) in such wonderful company!
If you want to learn more about this pioneering studio, please visit their website at www.kopenhagenfur.com/studio/kopenhagen-fur-studio
P.S. Next week the Fur Guru will share more of the amazing people and places she met in Copenhagen. This city kept on giving and the Guru promises great images, little corners and amazing people you will love to meet.
The Fur Guru xx