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See Copenhagen Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear by Saks Potts

It’s pretty rare to smile through an entire fashion show. So many of them, especially in major fashion capitals, can be overserious. Barbara Potts and Catherine Saks are not about that life. Still in their early 20s, the humble but dynamic duo behind Copenhagen’s cool-kid label Saks Potts just wants to make everyone feel joyful in their clothes. At their Spring 2018 show, smiles abounded. Cheesy tourists and boardwalk beach scenes inspired the collection, and the models who wore it were encouraged to be, as Saks put it, “a little more over-the-top than usual.” A popular Danish diva, Countess Catherine Alexandrine Danneskiold-Samsøe, opened the show in a beautiful, plush pink and lavender checked coat, pouting, strutting, and sashaying for the audience, many of whom cheered her on. Statement coats are the core of the label, and one of this collection’s most alluring pieces came in the form of a calf-length version in bubblegum pink, embellished with glass beads and mink. A white trench with mint-green fur sleeves was also pretty spectacular, as were the short striped jackets. For all of the attention they get for their coats, though, Saks and Potts are well on their way to cultivating an expansive offering of ready-to-wear. They’ve done floral dresses, pussy-bow blouses, tees, and sweats in seasons past, but the new lineup went a step further. They introduced a new SP logo that is sure to capture many hearts, as well as a debut line of swimwear that they hope their girls will wear both to the beach and with jeans or a wrap skirt on the streets. They took traditional Chinese dress silhouettes and gave them body-hugging cuts, some printed with the new black-and-white SP monogram and others with more classic floral motifs but done in pops of neon. All in all: It was slightly off, a little trashy-chic, but totally worthy of all those beaming faces and dancing bodies seated front row as J.Lo’s “Waiting for Tonight” played at the end of the show.