Designers' Nest 2016

Wednesday, August 10th

Crown Princess Mary attended as patron Designers' Nest show and presentation of the award, which is taken place at Børsen, Copenhagen.

Designers' Nest
has since 2003 been a platform for Nordic design graduates. Two years later Designers' Nest Award was presented to expose and promote Scandinavian designers to an international audience -designers, media etc. The jury is a mix of Danish and International prominent figures representing the fashion industry. The winner receives DKK 50,000 Crown Princess Mary is patron of Designers' Nest. Read more about Designers' Nest Show and Award, here

Four days ago Mary was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, along with her husband following the Olympics 2016. Before leaving on August 6th, just in time to bring her two oldest children to school after their summer vacation on Monday, she experienced a water polo game, a basketball game and closely followed the Danish swimming athletes fighting to get one of the coveted medals. Now she's back home and Copenhagen Fashion Week 2016 is started. What do they have to do with each other? -because Mary is patron of Designers' Nest she attended the show and presentation of the Designers' Nest award taking place at Børsen, Copenhagen. Around 1:00 pm. local time she arrived to Børsen to attend the show. Right from the beginning, Mary was in an excellent mood. She was welcomed by the sweetest flower girl handing over a bouquet, created by Det Sorte Træ, here, perfectly matching her coat. The flower girl wasn't the only one thrilled about meeting the Crown Princess. Here, here and here you see some of those who got the chance to be photographed with Mary -hope I get the chance one day (if I do not pass out). From first raw she watched the show of Fonnesbech with great interest.

I'm not hysterical about Copenhagen Fashion Week nor Designers' Nest, but I think it's really interesting following shows and see what designers have been up to all year. Yes, I love fashion (as most of you lovely people does), look for trends and match new outfits inspired by what I've seen. So Copenhagen Fashion Week is closely followed me. For Mary to be patron of Designers' Nest makes it even better! I know press around the world is especially interested in Mary at such an events. Because what will she wear to represent fashion when the world is looking? She always amazes me at, fashion events or not, and for certain I was not disappointed this year! I gasps as my jaw almost hit the floor. Mary was wearing her white Julie Fagerholt Heartmade dress as seen on the cover of Eurowoman, here, in April, featuring gold threads glimpsing in the sunlight. Absolutely amazing to see her in that dress again. Overwhelmed by the dress, I was completely surprised by the new coat she wore; a long, mustard coat. Never thought we would ever see Mary wear anything like this, despite she has a couple of coats similar to this one. Trying to ID it, Kate and I stumbled across an Autumn model from Fonnesbech (Aw16). Now when we got more photos, I'm very sure it is in fact a Fonnesbech coat. Styled with a pair of Sergio Rossi t-strap pumps and a Carlend Copenhagen clutch her outfit looks completely fabulous. Besides a clutch and pair of pumps, the outfit only included golden earrings from Dulong Fine Jewelry, a ring from the same designer and a couple of tiny golden bracelets. Especially I love how her hair looks all soft and wavy. Simply gorgeous!

Coat: Fonnesbech Amaya Long Jacket
Dress: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Hemsley Dress (on sale)
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.