Model diary: Alana Hadid’s CPHFW diary

By Allyson Shiffman

The eldest Hadid sister takes us behind the scenes of her tightly-scheduled Copenhagen Fashion Week

Alana Hadid has a thing for Copenhagen. For the second season in a row (last season she walked Saks Potts' rain-soaked seaside runway) the model and activist hit the Copenhagen Fashion Week circuit with gusto. "I love Copenhagen Fashion Week because it's one of the most innovative and supportive places in fashion," she says. The feeling is mutual; Danish brands certainly have a thing for Alana Hadid. It’s a fitting match given that the elder half-sister of Gigi and Bella Hadid (the three share father Mohamed Hadid) oft rocks the effortless, colour-forward aesthetic favoured on the Danish streets. From sitting front row at Rotate and Stamm, storming the runway for Munthe and Herskind and even proposing a Copenhagen-Los Angeles house-swap situation with Ganni co-founder Nicolaj Reffstrup over dinner (yes, just like the film The Holiday), Hadid certainly made the most of the season.

Below, Hadid, with an assist from photographer Nadine Matar (also Hadid’s cousin and CPHFW partner in crime), gives us an exclusive behind the scenes look of her tightly-scheduled fashion week.

Photo: Nadine Matar

“First stop: Villa Copenhagen's style lounge to grab a few CPHFW essentials, a purple coat is essential right?”

Photo: Nadine Matar

“Woke up like this, jetlag be damned I’m heading to Stamm”

“A must have first meal in Copenhagen, one of my favorite spots Gaza Grill is a local secret I loveæ

“My Rotate show outfit fitting, this wasn’t the one I wore but it was a contender”

Photo: Nadine Matar

“Herskind fitting with this mother daughter duo for the runway”

“This what I look like doing a 'shoe only' rehearsal in this beautiful venue to make sure I don’t slip”

“My gorgeous wet-look runway hair didn’t fare well against the Copenhagen wind”

Photo: Nadine Matar

“Always waiting for my Viggo outside my Copenhagen home away from home”

Photo: Nadine Matar

“Pro tip: you get the best photos outside the parties when you have to leave early for a 7am runway call time”

“When visionary designers feel like family – seeing Naja Munthe first thing in the morning is better than coffee”

“The moment I realised I have wavy hair backstage at Munthe thanks to the legend Sidsel Marie Bøg. Who knew?“

“In the moments before the show starts backstage looks really calm… it’s not”

“Walking off right before I went full sprint to change into my second look. My amazing dresser and I had about two mins to get me out of this iconic denim look and into sheer lace.”

Photo: Nadine Matar

“After the finale I snapped a quick pic with Naja. It really feels like an honour to wear her clothes. It’s not just work it’s friendship”

Photo: Nadine Matar

“Sneak peek: between shows we change in the car, went from the Henrik Vibskov show right to Baum und Pferdgarten and wanted to rep both brands.”

“Final show Rotate turned from runway directly into a party. Had a little dance with Sabrina and Nadine and off to pack... back to LA, til next time CPHFW. Thanks Vogue!”