Sustainable, sexy, and oh-so-stylish, Copenhagen Fashion Week AW ’23 served some serious fashion inspiration from the scandi-clad brands setting the trends this season. The week saw the much anticipated return of fashion week’s latest muses, including reimagined knitwear, maximalist statement pieces, Y2K-country looks, and 90’s grunge, giving us all some serious #MainCharacterEnergy outfit inspo!
Below, see our favourite designers of Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Danish luxury fashion label Ganni ushered autumn in with a Y2K bang this season, with their incredible show taking over the Arken Museum of Modern Art. From their lime-green skirts-as-tops ensemble to their stunning red mini dress, pants, and cowboy boots number (which gave us some serious noughties nostalgia), Ganni’s collection opened Copenhagen with a playful pop of colour!
Fledgling brand A. Roege Hove made serious waves this AW season with a deconstructed knitwear collection that offered a reimagined autumn classic like no other. Chic, elegant, and fitted to emphasise, rather than envelop, the body, her cutout tops, unique skirts, and chic black booted pieces were the epitome of cool. And, made sustainably from cotton, nylon, and wool, the self-proclaimed ‘textile geek’ won points for her commitment to sustainability and planet-friendly fabric choices.
You can’t go wrong with muted tones, good fabric, and simple-yet-stunning designs, which is exactly what Remain’s creative director Denise Christensen did for autumn/winter ‘23. Her buttery soft leather trenches and pants almost stole the show, while her burgundy blazer, leather pants, and sophisticated glove combination demonstrated impeccable tailoring. All of this meant that Remain opted for a grunge aesthetic that was undeniably cool, adding a much needed punk touch to the collections this year!
TG Botanical presented us with a collection this year that was nothing short of magnificent. Tatyana Chumak’s second ever show was one of the most sustainable of the week: she experimented with materials made of nettle, flax, and hemp, which her father had grown on their farm in Kyiv, and dyed them using local techniques. Her designs were absolutely incredible, featuring cut-out knitwear, stylish overcoats, and ruffled sheer dresses and fur coat ensembles. TG served some seriously chic Twilight vibes this fashion week – and struck gold with her breathtaking sophomore collection.
Emerging label OpéraSPORT was a cult classic hit amongst Gen Z this Copenhagen fashion week, as their Y2K sportif aesthetic is set to be a major trend this season (and indeed, this year). We’re loving their reconceptualised country collection and their playful cut-out tops, low-waisted cargo pants, cow-boy hats, and double denim combinations. Simply iconic.
Entitled ‘Heaven Out There,’ Wood Wood took audiences raving this season, as their collection was inspired by the characters you see on nights out in Copenhagen. Club kids recontextualised for the digital age, their cut-out dress and boot combinations offered some serious 90’s grunge glam, while their hoodie and skirt details stood out in the crowd. Unique, elegant, and innovative, this Wood Wood show was one for the ages!
Provocative, daring, and utterly cosy, Copenhagen Fashion Week AW ‘23 was incredible this year. Trust us, there’s something in Copenhagen FW for everyone!
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