As the dust settles on Copenhagen Fashion Week, we break down four trends that were inescapable on the runways
Over the past several seasons, Copenhagen Fashion Week has made a name for itself as the ‘fun’ fashion week, characterised by colour, inclusivity and playful prints both on the runway and on the streets. This season, however, felt notably more subdued. Slick tailoring, an emphasis on black and white, beige and grey and a retread of throwback favourites (more than one brand mined its own archives for inspiration) was a reflection of our trying times (socially, politically, financially… emotionally).
Still, there were a handful of recurring themes that felt refreshingly of-the-moment. Optimistic, even. Below, we break down the four takeaway trends of Copenhagen Fashion Week autumn/winter ’24.
Before, during and après-ski
Whatever your skill level on the slopes, there’s an AW24 look for you. This season saw technical, function-forward skiwear as well as the sort of snow bunny attire best suited for a hot chocolate in the chalet. Either way, a coordinated ensemble from top-to-toe is a must.
Sequins meet sex appeal by way of ankle-skimming sequinned gowns that leave little to the imagination. This season, sequins of all size take the form of florals and ivy that snake across the skin – a not-so-seasonally-appropriate show-stopper that brings effortless glitz and glamour. Layer over a long-sleeve or, if you dare, go totally bare.
Tie One On
Break out the Windsor knot YouTube tutorial because ties are about to enter every aesthetic arena. Casual, everyday ties, business-chic, office-y ties, even ties worn with evening gowns. A cheeky take on nine-to-five dressing that suits all hours.
Copenhagen takes on the runway bride and she is far from traditional. This season’s loose – very loose – take on bridal wear proves the Danish capital has hardly lost its sense of humour or its penchant for marry-ment (sorry).