Copenhagen Fashion Week | The Scandi Designers to Know

With Ganni, Stine Goya, Saks Potts and not to mention newcomers ROTATE in Coggles portfolio of Scandi favourites, we’re giving you a rundown of the designers we’re currently swooning over this Copenhagen Fashion Week. 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. With some of the biggest names in contemporary fashion originating from Denmark’s capital, the distinctive style has skyrocketed into the spotlight, take a look at the Scandi designers to know.

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In it’s 10th year, The Copenhagen Fashion Summit continues to lead the conversation when it comes to improving the negative impact that fashion production has on the planet. The event hosts guest speakers from 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


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. ROTATE will be the closing show on day four of CFW, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for power dressing, feminine silhouettes and bright colours.


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 label has recently announced plans for an AW19 capsule collection made entirely from sustainably sourced materials. The capsule collection was presented during Copenhagen Fashion Week as a dance performance, giving us even more reason to swoon over the label! 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.


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. By 2020 the label will increase the volume of used garments and footwear collected and resold, increase the amount of garments made from recycled post-consumer textile fibres, and actively implement design strategies for availability.


Saks Potts is another of our all time favourite Copenhagen based brands and has been on the Scandi scene since 2014 as specialists in all that is outerwear. With a distinctive edge, each design boasts bright colours, signature shapes and fur trimmings. Designed by Copenhagen born best friends Catherine and Barbara, the inspiration behind their quirky coats was quite literally the chilly winter weather in Denmark. Ensuring that each collection is designed for longevity, all Saks Potts outerwear is crafted with premium fabrics and timeless trends at the forefront of each design, to make them transitional between all seasons. Popular with a plethora of celebrities and influencers Saks Potts coats have been spotted on the likes of Rihanna, Alexa Chung and Kendall Jenner to name a few. As the brand has grown so has it’s collection, with a range of dresses, skirts, bags and more all encompassing the brands distinctive personality and style on offer.


Brianchild of Creative Director and founder Johnny Johansson, Acne is a culmination of a love for the arts, with a particular focus on photography, architecture and contemporary culture contributing to the Stockholm-based fashion house. Each collection features unique tailoring made from premium materials with stand-out prints and Scandi colour combinations giving it a distinctive style. Another Scandi designer to know that is focusing on sustainability, the brand has been a member of the Fair Wear Foundation since 2008, meaning they monitor and improve labour conditions at their production factories.  Acne Studios is available in the Coggles store only.



The chunky trainer revival is in full swing and a trend well and truly adopted by Stockholm based Eytys. When designing the range, co-founder and creative director Max Schiller said that mood boards were full of images of East LA in the early 90’s, which we can clearly see throughout the collection of sneakers. Initially launching as a footwear specialist the brand has evolved with a new apparel offering including a variety of androgynous sweatshirts, denim and leather items.




Words by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert