Han Kjøbenhavn AW23

Written by Qim Claesson

Han Kjøbenhavn headlines its FW23 collection at Milan Fashion Weekwith a combination of sculptural design and a global collaboration withDiablo IVThe “Chthonic Penumbra” fall/winter 2023 pret-á-porter collection from the Danish fashion house continuesits artistic direction where sculptural shapes, organic curves and brutal design elements drives the expression.

Handcrafted and welted boots, chrome sculptures integrated into garments and dresses, ripped drapingtechniques and lightweight designed chrome eyewear directed the collection.

Faux fur, vegan leather, feathers, and pearls are the dominating materials in the collection creating a raw,yet elegant feeling. The color scale strikes in tones of grey and black, with a soft touch of white and chrometo create a contrast complimented throughout the entire collection.

The dense and dramatic raw atmosphere provided was accompanied by dystopian and brutal audio thataltogether provided the backdrop to an intensely emotional visual experience. It provided a frameworkwhereby the surprise launch of the global collaboration between Han Kjøbenhavn and Diablo® IV (the hugelyanticipated game from Blizzard Entertainment) revealed exclusive collaboration creations down the runway.

The creations are featured against eye-catching blood red fabrics, which included mesh and rubber completewith Han Kjøbenhavn’s signature sculptural volumes. Tight-fitted bodysuits embroidered with Diablo IV logoshowcased the companies’ vision of making ‘hell a beautiful place’