The scandi designers to know

With some of the biggest names in contemporary fashion originating from Denmark’s capital, the distinctive style has skyrocketed into the spotlight.

With Ganni, Stine Goya, ROTATE and Munthe in the Coggles portfolio of Scandi fashion favourites, we’re giving you a rundown of the designers we’re currently swooning over after their stunning collections.

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The Global Fashion Agenda (previously named Copenhagen Fashion Summit) continues to lead the conversation when it comes to improving the negative impact that fashion production has on the planet. Over the years, they have featured a prominent line-up of some of the most influential brands in the business, including Nike, H&M and ASOS. Key industry decision makers and stakeholders share knowledge and future plans to mobilise the global fashion system and change the way we produce, market and consume fashion. 

Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Copenhagen Fashion Summit, Global Fashion Agenda

There’s no doubt about it, Scandi style is certainly a prominent feature in the pages of our favourite fashion publications, Instagram feeds and street style inspiration. Not only for the design but for the carefully considered brand strategy and focus on sustainability.

Take look at our carefully curated list of the Scandi designers to know below…


Copenhagen born and bred, ROTATE has well and truly become a favourite of fashion’s finest. A label designed in partnership with Birger Christensen and Danish influencers and stylists, Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars.

The brand specialises in dresses with designs inspired by the pieces they dream of having in their wardrobes. The collection features trend led feminine pieces, with bright colours and vintage inspired shapes seen throughout. If you want power dressing, feminine silhouettes and bright colours, look no further.




Baum und Pferdgarten collections are built for the consumers first and foremost. Inclusive to all, their collections consist of playful contrasts, beautiful fabrics and stunning prints. 

Founding Creative Directors Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave place fun and personal expression at their core – aiming to create a safe space for individuality and self-expression. The brand focuses on five sustainable focus areas including transparency, minimising plastics and ethical and fair working conditions – and by 2024, they have committed to a series of goals that will benefit the planet, people and animals.




We’ve well and truly been won over by the colour combinations and floral prints featured in Stine Goya‘s collections. Not only that but the Scandi fashion label is committed to challenging both design and production to seek out and integrate new processes into each collection to mitigate the impact they have on the environment. Another of Copenhagen’s finest, Stine Goya established the brand in the Danish capital in 2006 and has received international acclaim thanks to her signature marriage of colour and print.


Stine Goya



Self proclaimed as Scandi 2.0, GANNI is another Copenhagen style star and Scandi designer to know. Owned and ran by husband-and-wife due Ditte Reffstrup and Nicolaj Reffstrup. Designs are playful and easy to wear, taking inspiration from classic Scandinavian style and merging with a vintage edge. The brands colourful prints and feminine shapes have won over a plethora of fashion a-listers, including Peggy Gou and Emily Ratajkowski to name a few.

GANNI is another of our favourite Copenhagen based brands flying the flag for sustainability. The brand is taking conscious steps to reduce the impact that their production has on the planet, and in 2017 became a signatory of the Global Fashion Agenda.




The strong signature of Skall Studio has our hearts. Their collections comprise timeless, feminine, relaxed and sophisticated pieces that last season after season. The Danish fashion brand was established by sisters Julie Skall and Marie Skall in 2014 and quickly became synonymous with their five core principles, each centred around sustainability.

Believing that the path to a more sustainable wardrobe starts with timeless design, Skall Studio offers an alternative to fast fashion. Made with the welfare of humans and animals in mind, their collections never compromise on quality, environment or working conditions.

skall studio




A cool girl staple, a RIXO dress is an investment piece for any free-spirited wearer. Their wanderlust aesthetic has been gracing the fashion world for 5 years now and was founded by two university friends, Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey. RIXO’s sole mission is to create effortlessly feminine and versatile shapes with both comfort and longevity in mind. From their powerful prints to their 60’s and 70’s inspired shapes, their Scandi fashion styles are designed to flatter all shapes and sizes and provide confidence to women of all ages.

A brand that places ethical responsibility at its core, resulting in timeless pieces made to proudly stand the test of time. No piece is mass-produced and their family-run, small suppliers are very close to the girls, both personally and professionally. Last year, the brand produced ‘RIXO Recycle’, a collection created entirely from off-cuts that would have otherwise been sent to waste.




Magic seems to happen when siblings join forces, which is exactly what happened when Susanne Holzweiler and Andreas Holzweiler founded Oslo-based fashion house Holzweiler in 2012. Their aim is simple, make good fashion that can stand the test of time. Functional, curious, playful and sustainable – Holzweiler’s architectural pieces are mindfully made using considered fabric. Using minimal waste and better materials – the brand is ensuring good conditions for everyone involved.

With the year 2030 benchmarked with some pretty impressive sustainability goals – we’re so excited to see what’s next from the team. It just gets better.


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Copenhagen based Munthe are true Scandi trendsetters and are as iconic now as they were back in 1994. Designed to be worn and loved both casually and formally – their signature breezy, cool-girl style is captured through each collection. Bringing feminine tailoring, iconic dresses and hand-painted prints, the brand takes cues from art, nature, music, photography and trends.

Munthe are among the Scandi designers committed to playing their part towards a more sustainable future, believing that responsible fashion choice starts at the drawing board.

Scandi designers Munthe



A brand born from the united vision of two very different sisters, Emma Lohmann and Anne Louise Faurholt, Résumé’s design collections are built from the foundations of a very interesting fusion. Created in Copenhagen in 2016, the brand’s ethos is all about personal expression. Although conscious of fashion and current trends, Résumé takes it one step further and creates collections that contain both classic and experimental high-fashion pieces.

The brand made its debut at Copenhagen Fashion Week and like many of its Scandi designer counterparts, is committed to a more sustainable future with every collection.

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Combining the worlds of art and fashion, HELMSTEDT was founded in Copenhagen in 2018 by Emilie Helmstedt. The intricacy of each collection is breathtaking, with every print hand-painted by the designer herself. The brand has deservedly picked up many fashion awards since its beginnings and has been spotted on the likes of Kendall Jenner, Brie Larson, Bella Hadid and Leandra Medine.

With visible brushstrokes, exquisite materials and carefully selected sustainable design, each piece becomes a piece of art in itself. Made up of minimalist patterns and a sea of colours; expect crochet knits, flared trousers, sinuous silks and delectable loungewear from HELMSTEDT.

scandi designers helmstedt



H2OFagerholt was born from Danish sportswear brand H2O, in collaboration with Julie Fagerholt and Bex Fagerholt, the mother-daughter duo. Their collections comprise of activewear with a modern twist – with mix and match pieces that are designed to be worn for any occasion. Their sustainable and contemporary take on activewear has been a huge success since it’s launch; blurring the lines between everyday and workout clothing.

Scandi designers h2ofagerholt



Sustainability in Fashion with GANNI


Sustainability in Fashion with GANNI

Leading the way when it comes to sustainability in fashion is GANNI, with a team of five passionate individuals helping to make the brand as sustainable as possible through a collection of initiatives. If you ever wondered if there was a sustainable fashion job for you, we have everything you need to know right here, as we sit down with Head of Responsibility and CSR at GANNI, Lauren.

2021-12-03 12:00:12By Emma Bowkett

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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