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Copenhagen Fashion Week

Scandinavian labels delivered their usual cool, contemporary styling, but with a fresh dose of brights thrown in.

Five days of fashion festivities kicked off in sunny Copenhagen last week, as designers took to the runways and the city’s three trade shows – directional fair Gallery, contemporary show CPH Vision and mainstream event Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) – opened their doors.

Womenswear was the main focus of the week, as brands showcased their latest spring 12 collections. From young designers unveiling their debut collections, through to directional labels and mainstream brands, Copenhagen delivered an inspiring selection of trends and updates for the coming season.

Anne Sofie Madsen opened proceedings in a packed show at the city’s stunning town hall, ushering in a trend for bold prints and patterns. It was seen again on the catwalks of Tabernacle Twins and at each of the three trade shows, offering ways for buyers to work the trend at every level of the market.

The Scandinavians’ penchant for dark and muted colour palettes was in  evidence at many of the catwalk shows Drapers attended, most notably Anne Vest and Dennis Lyngsø. However, bold colour did catch the eye in statement blocks across the shows. Zesty orange was the key choice, standing out on the Bruuns Bazaar, Henrik Vibskov and Minimarket catwalks, while many brands exhibiting at Gallery, CPH Vision and CIFF also presented collections full of summery orange tones.

It wasn’t just designers and brands that caught our eye, as the ever-stylish Danes offered fashion inspiration in and around the week’s events. View a selection of the city’s best street styles by clicking here.



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