The partnership binding the Canarian and Danish runways solidifies Gran Canaria Swim Week‘s dedication to globalizing. The alliance with Copenhagen Fashion Week is a significant stride towards positioning Gran Canaria Swim Week by Moda Cálida on the global stage.

Set against the opulent backdrop of the iconic Villa Copenhagen hotel’s rooftop, the presentation featured a group of models and dancers showcasing the swimwear trends for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2024 season from five prominent Gran Canarian designers and brands, alongside one international name. The lineup included Elena Morales, Palmas, Aurelia Gil, Chela Clo, and Carlos San Juan from Gran Canaria, along with the Israeli sensation Gottex.

Aurelia Gil unveiled a selection from her “365” collection, a tribute to two decades of her career, embodying her most iconic creations. The pieces captured the essence of the present day with modern and potent forms, colors, and materials. As a Canary Island designer, she expressed the privilege of showcasing her designs alongside GCMC in the city emerging as Europe’s new fashion epicenter.

Jorge Toledo, the creative force behind Chela Clo, enthusiastically embraced the chance to present some of their top-selling SS23 designs at the Copenhagen Fashion Week, highlighting the honor of introducing their brand on a truly modern international runway.

Carlos San Juan underlined the significant opportunity presented by his participation in Copenhagen Fashion Week to introduce his label to the northern European market. His new collection focused on resort wear and drew inspiration from the concept of eternal summer.

Embracing Nordic aesthetics of sophistication and fluid lines, the Israeli designer Keren Gasner of Gottex articulated her honor in participating alongside other leading swimwear brands from the international market. Gottex’s collection exuded quality and contemporary elegance, tailored for the modern woman.

Elena Morales shared her excitement about participating in Copenhagen Fashion Week alongside Gran Canaria Swim Week by Moda Cálida, highlighting the event’s sustainability – a central facet of her creative ethos.

Pedro Palmas from Palmas showcased his refreshing “Acqua” collection, drawing inspiration from the life-nurturing natural element. For him, this presentation marked a pivotal step in the internationalization of his brand.

Minerva Alonso, Councilor for Economic Development, Industry, Trade, and Crafts of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, stated, “Our presence in Copenhagen marks a significant stride towards the internationalization of Gran Canaria Swim Week, a journey we embarked on years ago. Our commitment is to make Gran Canaria Swim Week a beacon of European swimwear fashion, celebrating the unique richness of our locale. Collaborating with an event as prestigious as Copenhagen Fashion Week fills us with pride.

Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week, highlighted the potency of collaboration in the fashion industry, emphasizing how this partnership amplifies the impact of both platforms, showcasing the diversity and inclusivity defining the modern fashion landscape.

Check out some highlights from the presentation below: