Fetish Fashion Party in Copenhagen this September headlines a full programme of events for the second year running. Fashion shows include Dutch latex label Liquid Disco, above (model: Elena Lovebite; photo: Sanne Van Bergenhenegouwen; ©@LiquidDiscoLatex)
Fans of European fetish weekends have an additional destination to consider this September, as Denmark’s ManiFest organisation once again expands its annual Fetish Fashion Party in Copenhagen into a full weekend with nine events over three days.
ManiFest has been running frequent fetish parties in and around Copenhagen since 1995 — primarily open to club members and their guests only, in order to comply with Danish laws. But its annual Fetish Fashion Parties have always been a rather different beast, less heavily branded as ManiFest events and open to all-comers (subject to meeting the dresscode) without membership requirements.
Last year saw an important step in the organisers’ longterm objective to give the Fetish Fashion Party the same kind of international appeal enjoyed by events like Berlin’s German Fetish Ball Weekend. Already having, in Copenhagen, a location with plenty of tourist allure (albeit at the pricier end of things), in 2022 they added another essential element to increase attendance: an expanded programme to make an extended stay more attractive to visiting fetish fans.
Docken (The Dock), Copenhagen’s 3,000-capacity harbourside events centre where this year’s Fetish Fashion Party will take place
This year’s Fetish Fashion Party Weekend again runs for three days — from Friday to Sunday September 15-17 — with the headline event on Saturday 16 at Copenhagen’s Docken (The Dock) venue, a modern, 3000-capacity harbourside events centre with hotel accommodation.
Fashion shows so far announced at this strict dresscode night (from 21:00 to 06:00) are by Dutch latex label Liquid Latex (see top image) and Copenhagen store Homoware. There will be performances by Andrea Ropes (IT), The Deanne (CA), The Baron (FI) and The Boys (DK), plus local and international DJs. Dedicated spaces within the venue will include a Redroom, Darkroom, Cruising Zone, Vacuum Lounge, BDSM Dungeon and Chill Out Lounge.
First event of the 2023 Fetish Fashion Party weekend is Friday’s Warm-Up onboard The Boat CPH (above), co-hosted with Marquis mag
OFFICIAL WARM-UP: The 2023 programme will start on Friday 15 with the weekend’s Official Warm-Up jointly hosted by Fetish Fashion Party and Marquis Magazine at The Boat CPH. In the heart of Copenhagen Harbour, the Boat will accommodate two consecutive gatherings: a Casual Tapas Dinner (18:30-20:00, DKK200/€27, bookable in advance) followed by a free-entry Casual Meetup (starting at 20:00 with a Happy Hour). There will also be a Marquis Photobooks Contest with winners announced at 22:00.
PEACOCK’N’SHOCK: Alternatively, Friday offers the Peacock’n’Shock dressocde party, kicking off at 19:00 at BDSM Kastellet in Landskrona, Sweden, which is just across the water from Copenhagen, about halfway between Malmo and Helsinborg. The emphasis is very much on ‘contrasts, fashion, expression and dark fantasies’ and all the venue’s playrooms will be open for guests’ use. Doors close at 20:30, tickets cost SEK250/apx €21 and this is a no-cash venue.
Peacock’n’Shock (above) is the FFP weekend’s first dresscode party, and takes place at a BDSM venue just across the sea in Sweden
ROPE JAM @ KINBAKU LOUNGE: Located in Valby, ten minutes from the centre of Copenhagen, Kinbaku Lounge is a 400m2 space for rope experiences of all kinds and all levels. Friday’s Rope Jam night for rope play is described as ideal for meeting other rope enthusiasts and maybe even finding others to tie with. Doors open at 20:00 and close at 21:00. Admission on the door DKK100; no advance registration is needed.
SLM FRIDAY IN FETISH: Scandinvian Leather Men, the biggest gay fetish club in Scandinavia, opens its doors at 21:00 for this men-only event of Fetish Fashion Party Weekend. This BDSM and fetish club for gay and bisexual men who like leather, rubber and uniforms etc is located very close to the Town Hall Square right in the centre of Copenhagen. Show up tonight in full fetish gear and you’ll get two free drinks in the bar. This is the one event of the weekend that requires membership, but showing your Fetish Fashion Party ticket will work as SLM B-Membership, reducing cost of entry to just DKK50. With no Fetish Fashion Party ticket, you can purchase SLM membership at the entrance or on the website slm-cph.dk. Memberships starts at DKK125 including entrance fee.
Rope Jam at Kinbaku Lounge (model Briki, above left) and the men-only SLM Friday in Fetish (right), complete FFP’s Friday programme
HOMOWARE STORE: Homoware, which is also a MisterB Concept store and is providing one of the Fetish Fashion Party’s fashion shows, throws open its shop doors between 14.00 and 17.00 for an afternoon of beers, shopping and mingling. Visitors will be able to enjoy an ice-cold beer while checking out all the high quality, affordably-priced equipment on offer. Lines include the latest boots, plus outfits in neoprene, latex and leather and a huge range of toys, lubes etc. Homoware is a sponsor of ManiFest and you’ll get a five percent discount if you show your Fetish Fashion Party ticket at the shop.
LUST STORE: Also welcoming Fetish Fashion Party visitors between 14:00 and 17:00, Lust invites you to enjoy a glass of bubbly while exploring this erotic accessories boutique— a classier alternative to the usual adult shops. Primarily a ‘feminine universe with a little something for every kinkster, taste and orientation’. Lust also offers counselling and a space to test boundaries in a safe environment. Lust is a sponsor of ManiFest and you’ll get a ten percent discount if you show your Fetish Fashion Party ticket at the shop.
FETISH FASHION PARTY EXTRA: See the introduction to this article for headline details of the weekend’s main event, which runs 21:00-06:00 at Docken. Additional Fetish Fashion Party info: Party DJs include Núria (DE), Mike Sheridan (DK) and Kenneth Bager (DK). Special Guests include Bedside Productions hosting Café Flesh; Sixth Sense; The Tribe Human & Art Exhibition; and The Lust Ladies.
Sponsoring stores Homoware (left) and Lust both offer Fetish Fashion Party ticketholders drinks ’n’ discounts on Saturday afternoon
OFFICIAL FETISH FASHION PARTY AFTERPARTY: Kicking off at 03.00 and running until 08:00 at legendary Copenhagen club Den Anden Side, this is the official afterparty for all those late night kinky clubbers who just don’t want to stop partying! Den Anden Side offers world class DJs, darkroom, playroom, bar, lounge and indoor smoking area. Admission is DKK80 when you show you Fetish Fashion Party ticket — so don’t throw it away!
For further information on all FFP weekend events and to purchase tickets, visit the event website: