With Stockholm Fashion Week cancelled due to sustainability reasons (how very Scandi), Copenhagen took the glorious brunt of Scandi sartorialism with a host of Swedish designers joining the roster, too. A fashionable minefield of bright colour, punchy prink and creative quirk, last week’s Copenhagen Fashion Week saw not only the apotheosis of Danish fashion, but the idiosyncratic style which has defined the entire Scandinavian region the past few years. And with Fashion Week now as much a spectacle on the streets as it is the runway, we reflect on the week that was with our favourite trends to surface from both runway and road.
Here, five trends we’ll be wearing from Copenhagen Spring 2020.
Big Top Dressing
Arguably the trend to come out of the week, tent dresses were huge on the Copenhagen streets with billowing, trapeze-like silhouettes seen on fashion-savvy influencers, editors and buyers. The summer equivalent to hygge, pair with Dane-approved footwear – the velcro sandal – and the Scandi look is complete.
Bold colour collision is not new in Copenhagen, but the week saw a new crop of fresh colour clash as all colours of the rainbow were mixed and matched with unbridled glee.
The sandal of the Scandi style set (and according to the Lyst Index, everyone else’s, apparently) well-manicured feet were strapped in classic Tevas, or high-end versions like Chanel and Cecilie Bahnsen (the Danish designer to watch).
They may have been in Copenhagen, but easy, breezy, beautiful Bermuda shorts were in surplus. Bottega’s leather style (and subsequent imitations) was rife, as the longer-line short ruled.
The art of layering has been a principle of high fashion for eons, but in Copenghagen’s case layering came in the form of wild print and texture at Ganni and By Malene Birger, while on the streets layering’s key piece, the trench, was the hero.