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The style set knows Copenhagen Fashion Week as the most exciting and stress-free Fashion Week on the circuit, which includes New York, London, Milan and Paris. Not only are the Scandinavian brands showing up at CPHFW ahead of the curve in sustainability and work culture, they often feature more realistic and wearable designs for women who like to dress up for a weekend walk so much. -end only for a special event.
Plus, you might already be familiar with some of Copenhagen’s best fashion brands: Ganni, for example, had major success across the state – as did Saks Potts, the brand that made the fur-cuffed coats. that everyone from Rihanna to Bella Hadid wore in 2019. Cecilie Bahnsen and Rotate are also big names to step out of Scandinavia.
Ahead, check out all the brands you need to know from Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Spring 2023 season, which aired last month.
Probably the most recognized name to come out of Copenhagen, GANNI is the epitome of Scandinavian style. Infused into every show is a fun that translates into the clothes: a few years ago it was a concert finale in the rain, and this season husband-and-wife founders Nicolaj and Ditte Reffstrup kicked off the show with a happy ride. For Spring 2023, GANNI showed everything from mega wide jeans to color-block bombers and sheer dresses. Get ready to see lots of oversized bottoms mixed with fitted tops.
GANNI Denim Halterneck Top, $195
Founded by Scandi fashion star Sophia Roe and Charlotte Eskildsen of Designers Remix, The Garment was quietly launched in 2020, just before the pandemic. Still, the brand’s 90s-inspired, timeless and neutral collections have been a hit thanks to sharp designs with clever tailoring and even smarter layering. If you’re looking for pants to wear with a fringed halter top, a feminine and masculine lace button-up shirt, or a suit jacket that fits better than anything you’ve ever worn, this is it. the brand you need.
OpéraSPORT is an exploration of the ethereal mixed with – you guessed it – athletic, and Awa Malina Stelter and Stephanie Gundelach (who are based in both Copenhagen and Paris) founded it in 2019. OpéraSPORT draws its art world inspiration, which comes to life for Spring 2023 in the form of feminine diagonally ripped dresses, modern peplum halter tops and even reflective quilted outerwear – a nod to the mast of the avant-garde brand.
OperaSPORT Cleo seamless white cardigan, $167.18
Rooted in Scandinavian ease, Gestuz offers simple twists on must-have silhouettes, like a midi dress with contrast stitching or a turtleneck sweater with simple gathers along the back. Each piece is on the border between minimalist, elegant and avant-garde. (Even better, it’s one of the most affordable brands to come out of CPHFW.)
Gestuz Ravagz dress, $161.12
If Copenhagen does one thing, it’s knitting. Newcomer AERON seems to have mastered it on its inaugural CPHFW show with beach-ready knit maxi dresses, oversized suits and bodycon separates with the brand’s signature A-pattern buckles.
Founded in 2012 in Budapest by Eszter Áron, the brand focuses on trend-independent pieces made from materials such as ultralight biodegradable cupro, organic cotton and FSC-certified EcoVero. It’s also Nanushka’s sister brand, which means you’re probably about to see it everywhere – or at least on all the chic ones.
AERON Macon sleeveless dress with ribbed bra, $625
The brand known for its cult outerwear that has taken almost every celebrity by storm has no interest in being a one-off bestselling wonder. Instead, the brand dabbled in trends that felt less current and more like timeless iterations of pieces, like an eyelet skirt suit, wide-necked top, and fringed belts that could also be worn. around the neck.
Saks Potts Ditte Top, $375
Scandinavian accessories brand Little Liffner is a firm favorite with editors and influencers alike, and it’s not hard to see why: each minimalist-minded bag is timeless and playful thanks to its sculptural, on-the-go shapes everywhere. Next season, the brand continues its feminine trend with top-handle designs and tote bags.
Small Liffner Slanted Lady bag, $377.17
Baum and Pferdgarten
Baum und Pferdgarten isn’t too far behind Ganni in terms of recognition in the US: Founded by Danish design duo Helle Hestehave & Rikke Baumgarten, the brand’s eclectic and quirky offerings let you enjoy all the little joys of life, day and night. This season, the brand introduced ’80s-inspired color-block coats, as well as a brightly printed skirt suit and more than a few layering tricks.
Baum und Pfredgarten Dalia Coat, $333.36
Designer Stine Goya is known for her collaborations with artists on and off the catwalk and for the way she marries color and print in a buzzing rather than haphazard fashion. This season, this tentpole showed up in geometric print dresses and pieces, beaded pantsuits and a sheer mesh dress. (I recommend wearing its matching pieces together for a bonus effect of looking put together even when you aren’t.)
Stine Goya Andy pants, $230
Norwegian brand Holzweiler was founded in 2012 by a trio of designers from Oslo – and although it started out as a collection of scarves, the brand has since launched ready-to-wear items like coats, jackets , sweaters and pants that pushed the brand into need-to-know territory. This season, the brand has used upcycled parachutes to construct many of its flowing pieces. Highlights included a loose knit vest worn under a monochrome butterstick bomber and a few ruched partings that err on the athletic side.
Holzweiler Tuva shirt, $295
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