Denmark helped organize world’s longest catwalk

Co-organized by Danish and Chinese fashion institutes, "The World's Greatest Catwalk" in Hong Kong broke the Guinness World Record of the world's longest catwalk. Photo:
Co-organized by Danish and Chinese fashion institutes, “The World’s Greatest Catwalk” in Hong Kong broke the Guinness World Record of the world’s longest runway show. Photo:

On Dec. 9, 2012, Models from nearly 40 Danish fashion houses joined the World-record breaking 3.2 kilometers runway show in Hong Kong.

A catwalk show “The World’s Greatest Catwalk” was the result of collaboration between Danish Fashion Institute and Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association. It was held in Victoria Harbour waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui promenade.

It broke the Guinness World Record of the world’s longest catwalk by having more than 340 models walking on a three kilometers long catwalk – an improvement of its predecessor in the 2010 Copenhagen Fashion Week where 220 models walked a 1.6 kilometers long runway.

The Copenhagen Mayor of Culture, Pia Allerslev, opened the event alongside the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong.

“I am here today to endorse the creativity and professionalism of the Danish fashion industry. Furthermore, I am here to promote the ambitions of Danish Fashion Institute, who once again and with great success has promoted Danish Fashion on an international scale,” Allerslev told the press.

Pia Allerslev also stated that the event was a terrific way to show the gathering of two great cultures.

“I find the experience of Asian models dressed in both Danish and Hong Kong fashion to be a great symbolic metaphor for the gathering of Eastern and Western culture,” she said.

Danish brands on the catwalk: Pandora, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Baum und Pferdgarten, Ørgreen Optics, Soulland, Kopenhagen Fur, Bruuns Bazaar, Tusnelda Bloch, Munthe Plus Simonsen, Stella Nova, By Malene Birger, Dyrberg/Kern, Ecco, Edith & Ella, Maria Black Jewellery, Storm& Marie, Hofmann, Erfurt Luxury Accessories, Ganni, Rosemunde, Selected, Henrik Vibskov, Rützou, Lise Dige, Matinique, Maxjenny, Oh! By Kopenhagen Fur, Nuit Comme Oui, Whiite, Julie Brandt, Rachel Kollerup, Soaked In Luxury, InWear, Hoff By Hoff Copenhagen, Stine Ladefoged samt designs fra studerende fra: Designskolen Kolding, KEA, Kunstakademiets Designskole and TEKO.


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