Kicking off fashion season with a show stopping array of events, runways and street style trends, Copenhagen Fashion Week threw off the traditional Scandinavian simplicity stereotype and embraced sheer fabrics, futuristic textures and vibrant colours. Discover the styles that stood out with our guide to the trends from Copenhagen fashion week AW18.
Dad dancing at the disco and old school bright white trainers return for another season. Reminiscent of 90s sportswear, the oversized shoe cannot be missed and has featured prominently in the street style scene. Paired with chunky, sporty socks and full track suits, tailored two pieces and billowing midi dresses at Ganni, it seems like the clunky soled sneaker has wormed its way into our wardrobes and our hearts.
Wild Wild West
The ‘Little House on the Prairie’ aesthetic continues for AW/18, this time with a distinctive futuristic edge. The classic, florals, gingham and long silhouettes associated with the trend are back this time paired with heavy jersey basics and sateen layers a la Astrid Anderson. At Markus Lupfer, classic tea dresses merged with asymmetric futuristic hems and heavy velvets in other-worldly holographic shades. Double denim, checked suiting and the addition of a classic Stetson could be found throughout the collections, ready for a truly western winter.
The knit is back and in a big way. Forget the sweatshirts of the athleisure trend, think oversized, deconstructed wool in eye popping shades. Celebrating its sixth season, the Ganni Julliard jumper reappeared, this time in a bright raspberry shade whilst at Baum, the team celebrated the knit with a full trouser suit co-ordinate complete with matching scarf. If there’s one thing to be sure of, it’s that we won’t be chilly next season.
The utilitarian trend isn’t going anywhere. Shaking off the look’s traditionally military background, next season sees the trend take a more casual approach to utility. Still dressing that off-duty it girl, the style sees full, workwear boiler suits in bright hues of sparkly white and shocking pink as well as full primary coloured sweat suit and leather patchwork maxi dresses (YES By Malene Birger).
You’ve heard of millennial pink, now meet the shade’s older, more sophisticated brother: millennial blue. Like it’s rosy counterpart, millennial blue has grabbed our attention for SS18 so we’re pleased to see the trend already seeping into our Autumn/Winter wardrobe. At Ganni, rhinestone-accented silk and tulle dresses transcended the runway. Ruffled, quilted jackets worn over dresses in the same material and a classic pair of denim set the tone – casual but without compromise. At Baum und Pfergarten, oversized sea-blue knits were paired with shocking chartreuse trousers and yes, the white boot returns for AW18.
Don’t throw your blazer away just yet. Next season suiting will play a major part in our wardrobe with full, wide leg, oversized styles in the vibrant shades of the season. Paired together, over those distinctive prairie dresses or with a classic knit, AW/18 is all about deconstruction and layering.
Words by Georgia Leitch / Images Courtesy of Ganni,
Astrid Anderson, Baum und Pferdgarten and By Malene Birger