We can’t quite believe that the fashion weeks are over here at NSM HQ! And while we’re all suffering from the fashion blues and catching up on all the missed sleep from the past few weeks, I thought now would be a good time to round up our 10 favorites from Copenhagen Fashion Week. This year CFW was one that I think, on the whole, had a very clear message; Copenhagen is THE destination for new fashion. Now that may sound like a weird way of describing fashion, ‘all new collections are new’ I hear you say! But, not all collections are truly new in my opinion.
We are at a crucial time in the fashion industry, where recycling old trends and mimicking other brands is at its’ height, but in a Copenhagen, I believe this is not a problem. The designers showing at CFW have genuinely new ideas, and wow their audiences, leaving them excited and refreshed. So, here’s a taste of that Danish design blood, straight off the runway.
Showing Autumn/Winter collections generally lend themselves to patterns of dressing that follow the weather; layering, knits, dark colors and little skin on show, but this doesn’t mean that things have to get boring. The likes of Astrid Andersen, Han Kjøbenhavn, and Heliot Emil all took the popular puffer jacket and reinvented it in their ethos. There was plenty of layering, clashing textures and bright colors across-the-board at CFW with Martin Asbjorn and J. Lindberg using loud colors to brighten up the autumn months. J. Lindberg showed a particularly sports-inspired collection, full of sliders and scuba fabric, teamed with thick arctic parkas, providing something for all the eventual weather situations.
Freya Dalsjø and Uniforms for the Dedicated both concentrated on tailoring but in very different ways. While Uniforms for the Dedicated took their inspiration from the romance of Paris, Freya deconstructed her tailoring and provided a more laid-back collection, with models in juxtaposing proportions and pieces, with cinched waists and tousled hair. Another favorite emerging trend of mine was the use of color against a pattern. I know this is somewhat of a common idea, but Munthe, Ganni, and Anne Vest added Scandinavian elegance to the idea, by introducing long silhouettes, bold lines and a mix of color for all.
There were so many exciting collections and trends at Copenhagen Fashion Week this season, and we’re really looking forward to seeing the pieces on the street in the coming months.
Want more detailed analysis of the collections? Take a look at all of our CFW coverage HERE.
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Sophia Groves is a photographer, graphic designer, and writer based in London, and co-founder of the production company View From The Van Productions.
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