Denmark is quickly establishing itself as the epicentre of all things cool and culturally significant, and this absolutely includes fashion. Copenhagen Fashion Week landed upon the city, officially commencing fashion month, exhibiting progressive-thinking, sustainable, made-to-be-worn pieces that close the gap between runway and streetwear. With designers ranging from Stine Goya to Saks Potts putting on extensive physical displays, we are hoping that this means that next autumn will be stylish and potentially back to normal (all IRL events).
Read on to find out what we think are the most important takeaways from Copenhagen Fashion Week AW22.
The importance of body positivity in fashion
Following Valentino’s SS22 couture show, which was universally acclaimed for its size diversity, body positivity was a major theme at the shows in Copenhagen, with the amount of plus-size models strutting the runway being particularly apparent. It’s a step towards inclusivity which we have been seeing in fashion everywhere, particularly with brands such as Modcloth and their spectacular plus-size dress collections.
Stand-out colours are the way forward
Scandi design is known for its cool minimalist tailoring, soft, elegant materials, and sharp lines. However, this year it’s quite the contrary. The best-dressed spectators wore megawatt yellow with ultra vibrant greens, and the runway wasn’t too dissimilar. Bold colours are super fun and we’re excited for what this means for everyday fashion.
There’s a lot of new talent on the scene
The Danish capital is producing a new generation of talent, that’s for sure. At Copenhagen Fashion Week (Di)vision, for example, emerged as a new favourite at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Jade Cropper, a Swedish designer who debuted with a collection of seductive designs and motorhead-inspired accessories, also drew a lot of attention. Meanwhile, Iso. Poetism by Tobias Birk Nielsen designed his collection entirely out of repurposed and recyclable materials.
You don’t need snow to rock snow boots
We’ve seen the likes of model, Mia Regan and influencer, Olivia Neill don the snow boot in their Coach promos, but now these boots are dominating the runway too, with a lot of brands taking up the trend for their AW22 collections in Copenhagen last week. The furry boots seen above, worn with a simple knit dress by Munthe, are certain to keep you toasty, whether there’s snow or not. Oslo-based Holzweiler styled their wore their snow boots with mini skirts, which also caught people’s eyes. Soulland‘s puffy boots were also bound to draw attention.
Sustainability still matters
Given the urgent need for fashion to confront its negative environmental impact, Copenhagen Fashion Week seeks to inspire change across the board. It has established itself as a sustainability leader, establishing a set of basic requirements that all brands must satisfy by 2023.
Skimpy knitwear continues to be on-trend
In the Danish capital, comfy jumpers have been substituted with seductive knitwear, with A. Roege Hove leading the way with designs for all shapes and sizes. Similarly, up-and-coming labels like Kerne Milk and Nadia Wire are also demonstrating that knitwear doesn’t have to be dull.