Menswear specialist Asger Juel Larsen christened his Spring 2013 showing "Goth Legion," a catchy prescription for what to keep in mind while viewing the collection. "Goth" certainly made its most obvious influences clear, from the skull motifs and urban Grim Reaper silhouettes on the runway to the crackling scraps of industrial noise that swept through the room. There was also a playfulness to the macabre elements, a sick little wink.
The colors, like omnipresent acid green, felt indebted to Nineties rave culture (with some of the models resembling the Prodigy's Keith Flint, devil horns and nose rings and all) and horrorcore rap. The hints were everywhere, especially in Larsen's solo womenswear looks; he will be one of Copenhagen's most notorious international fashion exports before long.