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Instead of Showing at Copenhagen Fashion Week, Ganni Is Supporting 7 Emerging Talents. Meet Them Here

What is the mission of your brand/ practice?
My mission in my artistic practice is deeply intertwined with my life, they go hand in hand. It’s a lifelong commitment to understanding the world around me and within me. Social injustices weigh heavily on my conscience, given the limited opportunities for people with my background…. I feel a responsibility to speak up. Advocating against social injustices, I hope my art can maybe serve as a voice for those often unheard.

How would you like the industry to change?
While I hope for positive changes in the industry, I remain skeptical about its willingness to break free from established norms. My art serves as a medium for dialogue, aiming to contribute to a collective awareness that may drive meaningful change.

Alectra Rothschild worked with Fabrics of The Future Oleatex bio-based alternative and CIRCULOSE® denim.

Photo: Betty Krag/ Courtesy of Ganni

Alectra Rothschild, right.

Photo: Betty Krag/ Courtesy of Ganni

Alectra Rothschild / Masculina

What did you dream up for the exhibition?
I created a “leather” corset with a double chap train along with shredded “Britney” denim pants. It is very much high and low that clashes. It’s a high-femme glamorous take on the illustrator Touko Valio Laaksone’s fetishized Tom of Finland homoerotic gay character. My practice has always referenced fetish and erotica.

What are the defining characteristics of your work?
That everything can exist together in all its contradictions.

What is the mission of your brand/ practice?
I would say that what Masculina offers is an alternative to the very normative brands that otherwise exist. My mission is to carve out a space where trans people like myself are centered and the norm. And of course to tell stories that can resonate with people at large.

How would you like the industry to change?
That a lot of the money in the industry could be re-distributed and the supply chains instead of all the rich hoarding it.

See more from Alectra Rothschild / Masculina.

Nicklas Skovgaard designed a dress using Savian by BioFluff, Oleatex bio-based alternative and CIRCULOSE®.

Photo: Betty Krag/ Courtesy of Ganni

Nicklas Skovgaard.

Photo: Betty Krag/ Courtesy of Ganni

Nicklas Skovgaard

What did you dream up for the exhibition?
I created an ankle-length coat. The collar and middle piece are made from beige Orlatex, a bio based leather substitute; the middle part has been smocked to make it elastic and fit the waist of the wearer. The sleeves and bottom are made from black curly BioFluff, a bio based fur substitute. I named the coat for Ganni, Lecia, from Danish ’80’s pop-duo Laban, who is one of the muses for my upcoming collection.

What are the defining characteristics of your work?
Volume, silhouette and contradictory fabrications.

What is the mission of your brand/practice?
I hope to remind people what is so fascinating, interesting, inspiring and fun about the world of fashion…some of the things that made me love fashion as a child and want to work as a designer. Seeing clothes and the all of the universe around it makes your mind wander through referential points, personal memories, and perspectives.

How would you like the industry to change?
To allow for more time. As an emerging brand with a very small team it can be very challenging to follow the speed of the industry. I think it would be so interesting to see the direction the industry—and design—would take if we allowed things to slow down a bit.

See more from Nicklas Skovgaard.

Interviews have been edited and condensed for clarity.

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