Beckmansalumni to Copenhagen Fashion Week AW22

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Filippa Agaton and Jade Cropper, two recent Beckmans graduates, are taking part in two important events for young designers at Copenhagen Fashion Week - Designers' Nest & AW22 Talent Slot.

Filippa Agaton competes in the Designers' Nest

Getting the chance to meet an international audience at Copenhagen Fashion Week at the very beginning of their career is obviously very important for young designers. Filippa Agaton will compete in the Designers' Nest talent incubator against nine other recent graduates from Nordic design schools who, like her, have been selected for the competition for their high level of creativity, originality, craftsmanship and sustainability in their designs. The prize is mentoring, coveted internships and support to launch a collection.

Showing acclaimed graduation collection from Beckmans

Filippa is competing with her graduation collection from Beckmans, which has previously attracted attention for its minimalism in which cuts and materials are accentuated.

-I prefer to work with minimalist design because I think it highlights the details and communicates the design more. I am driven by finding the balance between silhouette, detail and texture. For me, the greatest achievement in design is when it lasts for generations," Filippa said ahead of the collection's show at Stockholm Fashion Week in August.

Talent Slot > Keep an eye on Jade Cropper

Jade Cropper graduated from Beckmans in 2020 and got her career off to a flying start when Kim Kardashian ordered a bikini from her graduation collection. At Copenhagen Fashion Week, she has nabbed the CPHFW Talent Slot which means she gets to meet a large international audience but also receives meaningful mentorship from Julie Gilhart, CDO of Tomorrow Ltd.

On the left, Kim Kardashian (photo by @kimkardashian), on the right from Jade Cropper's graduation collection (photo by @jadecropper).

Jade Cropper has been chosen as much for its strong aesthetics as for its sustainable business model. Everything is made from sustainable materials, prints are printed by hand and the collections are made in very limited editions. The pieces sell out as soon as they are added to the web shop and the waiting list is long. Although the CPHFW Talent Slot is only two years old, it is already being talked about.

Read more in Vogue Scandinavia about why it is significant that Jade Cropper was awarded this year's Talent Slot.

Design Jade Cropper. Photo: Isak Berglund Mattson Mårn