Copenhagen Fashion Week is over for another season, with Denmark’s established and emerging designers showing us what’s to come for Spring/Summer ’17.
For SS16, the collections debuted at Copenhagen Fashion Week played on that Scandinavian simplicity, with styles that were easy, effortless and had pared-back elegance. This time around though it was a bit more experimental, with designers adding innovative and quirky touches to their pieces – from the unapologetically feminine to the bold, clashing prints. Discover our top five trends to come out of Copenhagen Fashion Week SS17 below.
Dusty, pale pink was found everywhere on the catwalks at CPHFW, from the backdrop at Baum und Pferdgarten, to the fluffy shoes at By Malene Birger and love heart prints at Lovechild 1979. Designers chose to feature this as an accent colour rather than the main event – think accessories or jackets paired with neutral colours.
Over the last few seasons, there’s been one era that’s dominated fashion: the ‘70s. For SS17, Denmark’s designers went forward a few years and started referencing the ‘80s, with white knee-high Dallas-esque boots at Mark Kenly Domino Tan, to checked bum bags and preppy Polo- influenced dresses at Baum und Pferdgarten.
For SS17, that soft femininity is very much back – but in a way that’s effortless and easy. It’s the ethereal, sheer loose layers worn at Lovechild 1979 with rope sandals and a ponytail, low-cut floaty dresses adorned with beads at By Malene Birger and full skirts worn with a sheer short sleeved shirt at Mark Kenly Domino Tan that work best.
Cowboys were definitely a style reference at CPHFW SS17, with Ganni pairing almost every look with python-print ankle boots (expect the brand’s Space Cowboy t-shirt to become next season’s sell-out) and Won Hundred creating a grunge-meets-wild west aesthetic with double denim and paisley scarves.
Sports luxe. It’s a trend that hasn’t really died over the past few seasons, but one that’s constantly being reinvented. For SS17, we saw it in the form of oversized hooded sweatshirts and zip-up tops at Won Hundred (drawing comparisons to brand-of-the-moment Vetements), while By Malene Birger even managed to incorporate it into the collection with zip-up sleeveless jackets and beaded drawstring bags.
Words and images by Angharad Jones