It’s safe to say that this year’s Oscars were… eventful. Whilst there was little pretence that anyone really cared who won what, the fashion of the actual red carpet was, well, a bit lacklustre – with most of the night’s top looks appearing for the official Oscars after party. In all, it was a night of throwing hands – clapping, trophy-grabbing, and, well, you know what else.
However, one of the other major hand-moments came in the form of Julia Fox’s after party look. Whilst the after party is normally an excuse to dial down the old-school Hollywood glamour expected of attendees at the actual awards ceremony, Julia Fox went full princess of darkness with her look.
Consisting of a black leather maxi-gown, complete with a choking claw wrapped around the neck, Fox also accessorised with matching leather gloves, boots and a clutch bag made from human hair (by Charlie le Mindu), apparently. Paired with her (now signature) dark, dramatic eye makeup, Fox’s look and interviews from the night have already begun making the rounds on TikTok. But who designed it?
Well, meet Copenhagen-based brand Han Kjøbenhavn. Crafting an “uncompromising and unconventional universe”, the Danish design brand creates distinctly dark and directed menswear, womenswear and eyewear, with the aim of “taking people on a journey to new places”.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Fox and Kjøbenhavn link up, though. Back in winter, Fox was pictured in the brand’s ‘Sad Jacket’ and gloves for a shoot by The Cut, photographed by Juergen Teller. Drawing comparisons with Kim Kardashian’s famous shoot on a mound of rubble years previously, this shoot saw one of Julia’s first forays into the dark, dramatic aesthetic she seems to be cultivating right now.
And Han Kjøbenhavn seems to be the perfect brand for this look – working broad shoulders, unconventional fabric use and a preoccupation with darkness into their designs and branding. With the brand’s AW22 collection campaign released in an olden-times black and white, it would be easy to say they were referencing nostalgia and the past. But their innovative silhouettes, impressive command of tailoring and ability to manipulate visual references would suggest otherwise: Han Kjøbenhavn is a brand for the future. Just ask Julia.
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