Designers' Nest 2016

Wednesday, August 10th

Crown Princess Mary attended as patron, the Designers' Nest 2016, hereshow and presentation of the award taken place at Børsen in Copenhagen.

Just four days ago the Crown Princess attended several different events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil along with her husband on occasion of the Olympic Games 2016. Before leaving on August 6th, just in time to bring her two oldest children to school after their summer vacation on Monday, she watched a water polo game, a basketball game and closely followed the Danish swimming athletes fighting to get one of the coveted medals. She is now back home and Copenhagen Fashion Week 2016 is started.

The Crown Princess is patron of Designers' Nest, which is why she attended the show and presentation of the Designers' Nest Award 2016 taking place at Børsen in Copenhagen. Around noon she arrived to Børsen in a great mood. She was warmly welcomed by the sweetest flower girl, who handed over a bouquet of flowers created by Det Sorte Træ, here. The bouquet perfectly matched her new mustard coat. I often wonder how it is possible that her bouquets always match in colour to what she is wearing at the event? Is is planned ahead? Well, the flower girls was not the only one thrilled about meeting the Crown Princess. Herehere and here you see some of those who got a chance to be photographed with the Crown Princess.

Following, she watched the show of the Danish brand Fonnesbech from first raw. It was with great interest the Crown Princess noticed everything shown on the catwalk.

Though I am very interested in fashion and especially sustainable fashion, I am not hysterical about Copenhagen Fashion Week nor Designers' Nest. I followed the two events with great interest and fascination. Also with a sense of inspiration. It is always inspiring to see what the designers have created and what's the next trend - at least according to the designers. With Mary as patron makes it even better. Especially the media is very much interested in Mary when attending these events. It makes a good story with a Crown Princess, who are working for a more sustainable world and what to gain from sustainable solutions.

So what to wear on an occasion like this? She keeps surprising me, though I have been following her for more than ten years. I lost my breath when she stepped out of that car. Mary was dressed in her white Julie Fagerholt Heartmade dress featuring gold details. It is the dress from her interview in Eurowomen from April, hereAbsolutely amazing to see the dress again. Overwhelmed by the dress, I was completely surprised by the new coat - a long, mustard coat. Never really thought we would ever see Mary wear anything like this. Also despite she has a couple of similar coats. While trying to identified her new coat; Kate and I came across the coat at Fonnesbech (Collection: AW16). Very appropriate at a Fonnesbech show. She style her clothes with a pair of Sergio Rossi t-strap pumps and a Carlend Copenhagen clutch. A completely fabulous combo. She included only golden earrings from Dulong Fine Jewelry, a ring from same designer and a couple of tiny golden bracelets. Absolutely stunning.

Coat: Fonnesbech Amaya Long Jacket
Dress: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Hemsley Dress
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme Earrings w. Diamonds
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry Stella Ring, Guld
Cltuch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Original Croco
Shoes: Sergio Rossi Brown Snakeskin and Suede Pumps


  1. I agree about the coat ! There is a photo of it open on Fonnesbech's website and it really look like Mary's !

    1. Great! Then I think we have found the right one ;) Hopefully we will be able to find some better pictures.

  2. The crown princes seem to revel in these Designer Nest moments as they give her an opportunity to step out of her usual fashion choices and go "avante garde", if you will. I love it! Remember last years, Fonnesbech coat worn with white baggy pants with the harem-pants feel. This year it's that oversized midi coat which are so on trend again with white but with a dress--what' not to love?

    Thanks Henriette for the very quick turn around.


    1. I love it too! For sure this is the time a year she is able to show some outstanding "fashion moves". Like the way she turns reused pieces and accessories into a completely new outfit. Always something surprising and unexpected. Simply incredible outfits.