Copenhagen Fashion Week AW23 Round Up

And just like that another Copenhagen Fashion week is complete and this was one to be celebrated. For the first time, all brands met CPHFW’s 18 minimum sustainable standards. The guidelines covered no fur, at least 50% preferred materials as well as no single-use packaging to reduce the amount of waste.

With a joyous week of street style and innovative design not to mention the iconic celebrity appearances, there was certainly a party mood in the air. Looking at some of our favourite brands, here’s a rundown of the biggest moments from Copenhagen Fashion Week AW23…

#1 Holzweiler

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In a collection titled ‘Deep Sea’ Holzweiler’s AW23 referenced the depths of the ocean and the surrounding landscapes. The runway lined with coral-like rock formations nodded to this season’s inspiration, as the brand returned to its roots. 

Each season the Norwegian brand showcases a stronger collection, perfecting exaggerated outerwear that combines escapism with function. The famous Holzeiler scarves are back paired with tailored fits, sheer knit tops, wide-leg zip-off cargo trousers and sea-weed-like bags.  

#2 Stine Goya  

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For CPHFW AW23 Stine Goya’s show Freeze celebrated the beauty of cold and harsh winters. Inspired by her childhood and Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen the collection is a mesmerising collection of plush colours, sparkles, prints and chrome icy tones.

“Confidence is something I always want to instil in our wearer. So, in conceptualising our modern-day snow queen, we looked to Aspen and the timeless style of the women who frequent its slopes,” explains Goya.

Standout pieces include the androgynous boxy blazers, frosty-coloured embroidered jackets and faux fur bags and accessories. The theme of oversized shapes and excessive layering worn with eclectic jewelled pieces runs throughout the collection, a trend we anticipate to snowball for next season.

#3 GANNI  

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Not one usually for nostalgia, this season GANNI’s founder Ditte Reffstrup noted the collection reflects where she is today. Celebrating 14 years of GANNI the brand launched a new logo, the butterfly. Inspired by the transformation that butterflies undergo in their lifetime. “We started to talk about butterflies and how they transform, and how I wanted Ganni to be transformed into this beautiful thing,” Reffstrup noted.

The collection included GANNI’s signature double-up looks with full denim and double leather looks, made from alternative leather made from orange and cacti waste from the food and beauty industry. The collection showcased a more effortless and mature feel. ‘Feeling more balanced and at ease with my sense of style” with tailored looks and loose mid-length dresses.

#4 Baum und Pfardgarten 

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Inspired by Wes Anderson’s witty 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums the Baum und Pfardgarten AW23 collection worked with the personal gallery to envision how the characters would dress today. A light-hearted and fun collection, titled The Royal Baumgartens, the show included a real mix of colour and textures.

“In The Royal Tenenbaums, they wear the same thing throughout the whole film, so it has been fun to think how they would dress in other situations,” founders Helle Hestehave and Rikke Baumgarten noted.

Pinstriped tracksuits, full tie-die tailored suits and faux snake print coats all reflected a collection full of character. Brightly coloured outwear and jewel-sheer dresses gave the feeling of no limitations. Whether a hot pink puffer jacket or a pink corduroy blazer, this is dopamine dressing at its best, after all, “We must remember that fashion must be fun and we must have fun putting on clothes,”. 


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This season saw the ultimate partywear brand pair back its usual colour scheme. Alternatively emphasising the power of black in your wardrobe. Set on a simple black vinyl runway and oversized LED lights reading ROTATE, the collection included micro dresses, full-length sequin looks and of course leopard print. Which ex-Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Lisa Rinna iconically wore with a leotard with a drop the mic moment.

ROTATE‘s AW23 emphasised the beauty in our bodies’ silhouettes, with skimpy and skin-tight dresses across an array of sizes. Furthermore including their idea of the ultimate LBD. A little bit 80’s with bouffant shoulders and a little bit risqué. Ready to party as Copenhagen Fashion Week comes to an end!


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2022-02-02 16:48:47By Holly Thompson

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