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What We Learnt from Copenhagen Fashion Week

by Molly Gymer

Copenhagen Fashion Week 2024 solidified its standing as a global fashion capital, embodying quintessential Scandinavian chic. 

From February 7th to February 11th, the Danish capital was a hub of creativity, innovation, and style. The colourful city welcomed designers, influencers and fashion lovers to celebrate new designs and trends. 

One of the most captivating aspects of Copenhagen Fashion Week is of course the street style. As attendees navigated between shows and events, like every season, the streets of Copenhagen transformed its own runway. 

The key street style trend takeaways: 

- As you may have noticed on social media, fur coats have taken over as the chosen outerwear this season and in Denmark’s chilly city they’re a great way to keep warm. 

- One thing that never misses a fashion week, especially a Scandi one, is double denim. While this trend may be considered old news, the Scandinavian fashion gurus can for sure make it cool again. 

- Gloves graced streets and runways. Lacy, sheer and elbow length took to the runways while leather and cozy warmed the hands of fashionable guests. 

- Wearable blankets? Think, the Toteme scarf coat but make it… bigger. Innovative coats with built in scarfs offer warmth and style. 

As for runway shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week, each showcased the creativity and diversity of Scandinavian design. From established labels to emerging talents, the designers offered a unique perspective on fashion as well as trends to prioritise this autumn. 

Embellished and printed jeans were found on the runways of Gestuz, Munthe and Helmstedt whilst pinstripe prints found their way on others.  

It’s no surprise low-rise is still going strong after the it-girls of Instagram decided it was cool again along with smart ties by Stine Goya and the daring pant-less trend.  

Like many other designers, Gestuz sent models down the runway in knickers and tights, a still slightly unwearable trend but something we keep seeing nonetheless. The brand also juxtaposed sharp tailored suits with flowing skirts and sheer lace trousers. 

Cool girl brand, Ganni, didn’t present at this seasons fashion week and instead chose to spotlight new designers. They collaborated with “Future, Talent, Fabrics” to create an exhibition open to the public. The new collection, shown through a lookbook, was painted in “grown-up” shades of navy and brown. 

Paris romance and Scandi girl aesthetic combined creates Opéra Sport’s newest collection. Elegant and sporty fashion in recycled fabrics were showcased in the Opera House in the form of ruffled bags and fur coats. 

Closing the season’s fashion week, Rotate’s collection nodded towards 1950s glamour using large rosettes, sequins and sheer fabrics. The brand also designed eight wedding dresses for the season- a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor’s eight marriages!  

Copenhagen Fashion Week 2024 was a resounding success, reaffirming the city's status as a global fashion capital. From the dynamic street style to the groundbreaking runway shows and strives in innovation and diversity, the event captured the essence of Scandinavian style – effortlessly cool, forward-thinking, and unapologetically individualistic.

Edited by Emily Duff

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