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5 need-to-know trends from Copenhagen Fashion Week

3 key looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week
Copenhagen Fashion Week
Feb 10, 2022 By WGSN Insider

Known for its playful approach to styling and vibrant use of colour, Copenhagen offered a distinct sense of practicality seen in fresh, pared-back stories. Here, our Senior Editor of The Fashion Feed, Polly Walters calls out 5 not-to-miss trends from the Danish capital.

1. 90s

Model with brown knitted dress
A. Roege Hove

The 1990s continued to serve as an inspiration across CPHFW, with designers working the look into mini lengths, slinky knitted sets, slim trousers and barely-there sheers. Nodding to our Subversive Sexy story, keep the colour palette minimalist for ease of wear.

2. Western Practicality 

Black vest with brown shirt, brown hat and jeans

A new trend on our radar, this theme nods to vintage Americana references while staying rooted in humble workwear staples. Brands lean into hardworking denim, functional layering and practical accessories in a heritage colour palette.

3. Pared Back Bohemia

Model with retro white coat, beige trousers
Malene Birger

This story evolves our Considered Craft theme of the last few seasons, exploring retro bohemian influences with a minimalist twist. Designers experimented with a cleaned-up colour palette, long-over-long layering and shearling finishes.

4. Modern Academia

Grey blouse with Peter Pan Collar, grey skirt
The Garment

As twee aesthetics pick up for the young women's market, a more contemporary approach was spotted in Copenhagen. Think Peter Pan collars, cable-knit sweaters, pinstripes and miniskirts with tights and an unsaturated palette. One to watch.

5. Supreme Comfort

Model with white, plush cardigan

Cosy enough for the sofa, but elevated enough to leave the house, our supreme comfort story continues for yet another season. For A/W 22/23 it's all about plush surfaces and cocooning shapes that offer warmth and protection.

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