Copenhagen Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter Trends – ELLE Australia

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While the fashion industry’s watchful eye has been focused on French savoir faire—thanks to the recent Haute Couture and Menswear seasons hosted in Paris—a little further north, Scandinavia’s style set has descended on Copenhagen Fashion Week and proven why they are the heart of European fashion.
In stark contrast to the convention and tradition rooted in French and Italian design, Copenhagen plays by its own rules and is inviting you into their colourful world of Nordic realness.
Copenhagen is not only an epicentre for emerging designers with unparalleled craftsmanship, but a hub of sustainable innovation, and you can bet that we’re taking cues from brands like GANNI and Saks Potts when it comes to our Autumnal wardrobes.
Copenhagen Fashion Week marks the start of a month-long global fashion tour which sees our favourite designers from New York, London, Paris and Milan showcase their upcoming Autumn/Winter collections.
Given that you’re about to see these looks everywhere, we’ve rounded up all the key trends to help you get acquainted with them before you see them on the runway.
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At The Discotheque

While we once used to associate Scandi dressing with commune chic à la Midsommar, contemporary designers including GANNI, Saks Potts and Stine Goya are arguing for the Autumnal colour palette not to be one rooted in traditional Fall hues, but rather eclectic neons and bright fluro seen at a pre-pandemic party. These collections are embracing dopamine dressing and we’re all here for it.
GANNI
Saks Potts
Stine Goya
Part utilitarian, part pragmatic, another key theme to emerge from Copenhagen Fashion Week is a functional approach to dressing for cooler months. Military green and Saharan tans were favoured for cargo pants and tailored trench coats. Even snakeskin was embraced as the pattern du jour, with serpentine outerwear set to be the rage this Autumn.
Saks Potts
GANNI
Day Birger et Mikkelsen

All Rugged Up

Given that an average winter night in Scandinavia can see temperatures drop below freezing, it makes sense that practical outwear was a common theme in the collections. Serving apres chic, puffer jackets and balaclavas were spotted at leading Danish house Baum und Pferdgarten and Soulland.
Soulland
Baum und Pferdgarten
Malene Birger
Over at GANNI and cult knitwear brand ​A. Roege Hove, chunky winter knits have been reimagined into crochet vests, shoulder cutout turtlenecks and even matching mini skirts and cropped cardigans. While this new spin on knitwear may be more weather appropriate for Spring, there’s nothing like a sheath, sleeveless knit to signal winter is coming.
A. Roege Hove
GANNI
The Garment

Florals For Fall

Given that Scandi style is a little unconventional, it makes sense that floral prints and motifs were rife throughout the Autumn/Winter collections. At Marimekko, Finnish floral motifs are seen on dressing and windbreakers, while at Soulland botanicals bloomed on cropped denim and spray jackets.
Soulland
GANNI
Marimekko

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