In today's fashion world, we look beyond New York, Paris, and Milan to get ahead of fashion trends, and for the last few years, Copenhagen Fashion Week (CPHFW) has become a major show for those of us seeking creative yet sustainable fashion ideas. CPHFW has a lot to offer, but one of our favourite aspects is the freshness you breathe in every corner of this dreamy city. Those of you who are lucky enough to have been able to wander around Stockholm's Nyhavn waterfront or Tivoli Gardens know what we are talking about. If not, we suggest you add this fairy tale city to your list for when we can travel abroad again – it’s an atmosphere worth basking in.
Considering Copenhagen's street-style palette, it's no surprise that it's one of the world's happiest cities. Bright colours are there every step of the way, not to mention a few more staples of the Scandi style: powerful yet reinvented suits are always welcome to walk through the Danish city. Is there anything else more stylish than a woman wearing tailored pants with confidence? We didn’t think so!
Although it is quite warm and not very breezy in the northern hemisphere at this time of year, it doesn't dictate the style in Copenhagen, where knitwear sets the tone all year long. From the thickest pieces to those lighter cardigans and jumpers, we’ve seen it all during the past week.
When it comes to style, let's not forget the cherry on top: accessories! We can’t stress enough the importance of choosing the right accessories if you want to upgrade your outfit from ‘okay’ to ‘wow’. That’s when hats and shoes appear on the scene, from flip flops (or thongs, if you’re in Australia!) to laced sandals over pants – to be honest, this was one of my favourite details to follow for the coming months, with Copenhagen Fashion Week leading the way.
Now, let’s switch the focus from trends to brands. Ganni, Saks Potts, Rotate, and Holzweiler have all impressed us fashion aficionados with their eclectic productions, inclusive modelling staff, and minimalist beauty.
With the growing push for sustainable fashion around the world, CPHFW continues to lead the way, with the addition of more and more recycled fabrics jumping into the catwalks. From bigger names to first-timers, brands are committing to sustainability in their collections, and we cannot be happier about it.
Time to cut the talking and get into the juicy stuff – the looks! See below our recap of everything that caught our eye during this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Week; you don’t want to miss this if, like us, you can’t stop dreaming about the day when we’ll be running around the Danish streets in our best gowns (take a deep breath and keep the hope!).
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