Check our Copenhagen Fashion Film 2019 jury below.
Louise Damgaard is a Fashion Photographer based in Copenhagen. She holds a BA in Fashion Photography from London College of Fashion and a Master in Visual Culture from the University of Copenhagen. Her interest in fashion, photography, subculture, image making, and research is great combined with her role as course director at the BA Photographic Communication course, The Danish School of Media and Journalism.
In her photography the work centers on the expressions of youth and the beauty in imperfection, which she often captures backstage at fashion shows for international clients like T: The New York Times style magazine, AnOther magazine, Dazed & Confused, Damir Doma and Givenchy. She recently exhibited her backstage work as part of the ‘Exposure – A Glimpse of Danish Fashion Photography’ exhibition in Copenhagen.
As SHOWstudio Head of Fashion Film, Raquel Couceiro works directly with Nick Knight to create, edit and commission fashion films and interviews for the site. Couceiro is also responsible for SHOWstudio’s presence at international fashion film festivals. As the main point of communication for all fashion film submissions, Couceiro maintains and develops SHOWstudio’s reputation as the Home of Fashion Film.
Couceiro’s work focuses on exploring a breadth of film techniques and combining various fields of multimedia and art in the hope of breaking traditional boundaries and create strong visual languages. Couceiro previously worked in the broadcasting industry in Havana and Lisbon before moving to London in 2012.
Danish designer Mads Nørgaard states:
We are deeply in love with fashion and with the changing of the times. However we also find that the western world is moving a little too fast at times. To help slow everything down a bit, we are also in love with those fashionable items that just don’t change.
When we create our new collections season after season, you should always expect a core of classics as our fashion point of departure. For women and for men. Also in those instances where we challenge conventions, and ourselves. Ultimately fashion is meant to free you, not overrule or control you. What you wear should support you in your ways and beliefs.’
Marketa Uhlirova is an art historian with an interest in the display, representation and mediation of fashion and dress, especially in the moving image. She is co-founder and director of the Fashion in Film Festival, and a Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
Her film programmes have been hosted by leading arts venues including Tate Modern, Barbican, Palazzo Grassi, Danish Film Institute and Museum of the Moving Image, New York. She has recently co-produced and co-edited The Inferno Unseen (2017), a new cut of the unfinished 1964 film by Henri-Georges Clouzot, which is still touring internationally.
Marketa is also the editor of Fashion in Film’s publications, including the award-winning Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle (2013), and a regular speaker at cinema and arts venues. She has contributed writing to Fashion Theory, Art Monthly, Aperture, AnOther, Notebook and others.
Else Skjold is Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Design Management and Sustainability at Design School Denmark. She is trained in culture and communication (MA 2003, Copenhagen University), and has since worked as a freelance fashion writer for various Danish magazines (2003-7), and as a researcher at Design School Kolding and Copenhagen Business School (2008-14).
In her research, she combines deep user understanding – through her so-called ‘wardrobe studies’ – with design-driven business development. She is currently one of the leading DK voices in the public debate about fashion and sustainability, where she is known for promoting design as an engine for creating new narratives, new systems and new consumer patterns for the future fashion industry.
LISE BLOCH THOMSEN
Lise Bloch Thomsen has been a part of Magasin since 1997, where she started as HR / Strategy Senior Consultant. Since then she has worked as both New Business Manager and Marketing Director, and since 2010 she has been E-Commerce & Marketing Director in the 150-year-old department store.
Before her time in Magasin, Lise has worked in both national and international companies, where she has been with Coop and Tropical Touch in Singapore.
For more than 20 years, Lise has helped strengthen Magasin and is currently responsible for the department store’s marketing and online department, which counts more than 50 employees.