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It was all change for Copenhagen based show CIFF YOUTH. Change of name, change of venue, and a change to the time so to take place alongside the men’s/ women’s shows for the first time. The space given to the exhibitors to present their collections was generous making for a relaxed environment for buyer and press. I was able to look clearly and effectively whilst buyers were also at the stands which was really great. The atmosphere is stylish and friendly. The monochrome Scandi style seems to have been replaced by rich warm opulent colouring though still retaining a lovely sense of the Scandi style that has been so prevalent these last years. 

The Atmosphere

Big open space, friendly atmosphere and beautifully stylish presentation overall. I meandered around the show with colleagues rather than rushing for a change, which was great for looking at the collections.

CIFF Youth, new venue for January 2019 - AW19 collections

Trends

Metallics are not only for wearing, adding a little shine and pizzazz to home/ lifestyle/ interiors. See Ferm Living.

Chords go chunky with classic tailoring for AW/ FW19. See Kids on the moon.

Scandi deep rich opulent colouring is in for AW/ FW19. Scandi monochrome no more…  See Christina Rohde & Ferm living.

 

Ciff Youth - Fern Living
Ferm Living Fruiticana knitted leopard fish
Ciff Youth AW19 Kids on the Moon
Kids On The Moon Pea jacket & culottes in two colour ways #CoupdeCouer
CIFF YOUTH, January 2019 - Christina Rohde
Christina Rohde, opulent colouring and metallic hints

Some favourites from CIFF YOUTH

Minimalisma: Beautiful quality organic basics, cotton/ silk mixes and seamless pieces. Hailing from the Faroe Islands, with a connection to nature and commitment to quality.

CIFF YOUTH AW19 - Minimalisma

Ferm Living Fruiticana collection, from bedding to tufted rugs to the pear braided storage basket. The must have list is endless.

CIFF YOUTH featuring Fern Living
Ferm Living KUKU Doll Bed and Fruiticana Doll quilt bedding set

Liilu, we’ve been watching the German label grow from their first trade show. Their AW/ FW19 collection is beautiful, fresh and expansive. The photography and styling is also incredibly strong. Wonderful label.

CIFF Youth tradeshow - Liilu, image from the AW/ FW19 look book
Liilu, from the AW/ FW19 look book

Jens Storm Satchels: Stylish, eye-catching and rather gorgeous.

CIFF YOUTH Jens storm Kobenhavn
Jens Storm satchels

Sebra, Rhino Rocker. The handsome Rhino can either be assembled white or natural wood side out depending on the mood :-)

Ciff Youth tradeshow AW19 FW19 - Sebra, Rhino Rocker
Sebra, Rhino Rocker

Notes: The CIFF YOUTH team explained that they have plans to make greater use of the neutral space between the three shows for the Summer edition. This will allow the children’s show to fully integrate with its adult siblings and will no doubt encourage crossover between the buyers. Something the brands are likely to feel very positive about.

With this being the first show since the change of venue and name we are sure that the the next edition is going to be even better…

Looking forward to it!


CIFF YOUTH
30 January -1 February 2019

Bella Center Copenhagen
Center Boulevard 5
2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

Ciff Youth website