Simplicity, minimalism and functionality – Stockholm and Copenhagen turned it on again to bring you the best from the Nordic region and an insight into what will be trending next summer. Including the likes of Fillipa K, J. Lindeberg, Han Kjøbenhavn and Cheap Monday, the Copenhagen and Stockholm Fashion Week’s have grown to become important destinations on the European and international fashion circuit. The future of Scandinavian design also looks bright with Nicklas Kunz and Asger Juel Larssen both presenting stand out collections and should continue to see their stocks rise in the international scene. Check out my top trends from last months shows below!
1. Tied at the waist
The shirt around the waist is back to stay and featured heavily across both fashion weeks with Cheap Monday, Henrik Vibskov and Han Kjøbenhavn each presenting a very different yet equally capturing variation of the popular 90’s trend.
2. Go Green
Many bright summer colours were featured but it was Green, Forest Green that trumped them all. From tailored suits to Han Kjøbenhavn’s athletic wear the dark green is my pick for SS15.
Asger Juel Larsen
Although not my favourite trend, the level of spandex featured this year was hard to ignore. With a heavy leggings push in AW14 spandex is now a full blown phenomenon on the men’s circuit – Whether you opt for the Wali Mohammed Barrech or take the minimalist Nicklas Kunz approach there is plenty for everyone.
Wali Mohammed Barrech
4. Feel the breeze
Sharp tailored suits will never go out of fashion. Fillipa K shone as always introducing a new fit of slightly cropped trousers perfect for the summer season, while Oscar Jacobson took us back to the 1920’s
Another trend that is loved and loathed is the male sandal. Coming on strong in 2014 this trend featured heavily across both shows and will well and truly be back next year.
Too good not to include, here are some of my favourite overall looks!
Barbara I Gongini
Congratulations to all the designers who presented last month and made these fashion weeks a success.
Images courtesy of Copenhagen Fashion Week and Kristian Löveborg
Tags: Copenhagen Fashion Week, cphfw, Mens Trends, Menswear, ss15, Stockholm Fashion week
Hailing from the west coast of New Zealand, Kelsey now resides in Oslo, Norway. His appreciation for functional well–made garments was gained during his time living in Japan and he loves the clean lines and minimalistic approach that Nordic designers have towards menswear. Kelsey is currently studying his Master's Degree in Scandinavia Consumer Culture and one day aims to open his own retail store.
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