The Copenhagen Fashion Week trends for Spring/Summer 2024 showcased an eclectic fusion of sustainability and futuristic aesthetics. Designers embraced innovative textiles and bold silhouettes, emphasizing eco-conscious practices. The runway resonates with vibrant colors, avant-garde patterns, and gender-fluid styles, reflecting a harmonious blend of individualism and eco-awareness in contemporary fashion. Let’s dive into the Copenhagen Fashion Week trends for spring/summer 2024.
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Copenhagen Fashion Week trends spring/summer 2024
Copenhagen Fashion Week has unveiled a captivating tapestry of styles that transcend traditional boundaries. This season, the fashion landscape in Denmark’s vibrant capital is marked by a potent fusion of sustainability and avant-garde aesthetics. As designers take center stage, their creations proudly display an amalgamation of eco-conscious choices and bold, innovative designs. The eco-consciousness is fueled by Zalando’s Visionary Award, organized and developed in collaboration with Copenhagen Fashion Week. The award, won by London-based Paolina Russo, sheds light on emerging design talents who deserve a boost. Judges select brands based on creativity, design, social impact, and innovation. Paolina Russo isn’t new to the scene, and the Zalando Visionary Award forms the extra lift her brand needs to accelerate. The choice for Russo was based on her innovative use of knitwear and close contact with the entire supply chain. Russo is on the verge of a significant breakthrough, running for the LVMH Prize later this year.
Regarding sustainable fashion trends, the runway becomes a canvas for vivid colors, unconventional patterns, and gender-blurring ensembles, embodying a new era of individualistic expression intertwined with environmental mindfulness. Discover the most essential Copenhagen Fashion Week trends below.
Seen at: Kerne Milk, OpéraSport, A. Roege Hove, Wood Wood, The Garment
One of the most striking Copenhagen Fashion Week trends must be the continuation of the ultra-low-rise fit. The Garment took a chic spin on it, while A.Roege Hove melted the style in their signature looks. A Y2K aesthetic that’s far from practical but aesthetically pleasing on the runway, anyway.
Seen at: Skall Studio, Ganni, Munthe, OpéraSport
Before jumping to conclusions (we all remember Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in matching tuxedos on the red carpet in 2001), let’s look closer at the double denim styles for spring/summer 2024. They are chic, fierce, and anything but Britney. At Gestuz, long denim coats were combined with faux snake leather; at Remain, the boots matched the denim jackets. A modern take on a Y2K aesthetic.
Seen at: Henrik Vibskov, OpéraSport, Gestuz, Ganni
Black never goes out of fashion – that’s a straight fact. However, this season designers played with fashion victim’s favorite color. They used it ton-sur-ton to create a grunge look, focused on shiny materials, and added exaggerated accessories like big bags and mockery sunglasses. The usually colorful crowds of Copenhagen Fashion Week also seemed to fall back on this safe choice.
Seen at: OpéraSport, A.Roege Hove, The Garment, Remain, Kerne Milk, Stine Goya
What else would you need for summer than a see-through dress? This must have been the rationale behind the many see-through garments on the runway. Alana Hadid wore only a see-through floral dress at Munthe, while Stine Goya opted for a chic brown version. Without a doubt one of the biggest Copenhagen Fashion Week trends.
Seen at: P.L.N., Soeren le Schmidt, The Garment, Wood Wood
In line with the all-black aesthetic, many designers opted for dark romance as an extension of the trend. At OpéraSport, there were black gowns with 3D flowers, while Gestuz showed a powerful silhouette with big buckle belts. A.Roege Hoge showcased a sexy yet dark version of their signature knit dress, and Henrik Vibskov surprised its guests with lace pants.
Seen at: Baum und Pferdgarten, Munthe, Ganni, Skall Studio, Lovechild1979
Scandinavian fashion is known for its relaxed fits – the bigger, the better. Tapping into the heritage style of the Nordics, Baum und Pferdgarten, Lovechild1979, The Garment, Munthe, Ganni, and Skall Studio went back to their roots.
Seen at: Gestuz, P.L.N., Remain, Stine Goya
Nothing beats a big shoulder; it enhances any silhouette, creating an optical illusionary look. The shoulder part was slightly oversized at Stine Goya, while Gestuz and P.L.N. amped up their shoulder game, referencing silhouettes from the 80ies.
Seen at: Soeren le Schmidt, Gestuz, Munthe, The Garment, Small Studio, Mark Kenly Domino Tan, Wood Wood, Stine Goya
Last but not least: one of the most critical Copenhagen Fashion Week trends. Each collection featured a new form of tailoring. Stine Goya opted for romantic pearls and Barbie pinks, Wood Wood voted for deconstruction, and Mark Kenly Domino Tan drew inspiration from Korean pearl dive women.