Designers to Know for Copenhagen Fashion Week AW16

Copenhagen Fashion Week is constantly growing and improving. The increase in attention on Scandinavian fashion weeks in general means more Danish designers are getting the chance to show their collections in their home countries, which in turn boosts the fashion scene.

While there may be a particular “Scandi” look that represents the region, new designers are throwing that out the window and going in new, exciting directions.

Here are the up & coming designers that are the new face of Scandi-fashion this season.

List Marker: Number 1Maikel Tawadros

We’ve been covering Maikel since nearly the start of his line and our adoration hasn’t ceased since. His shows always have a strong theme and, though the ensembles change with the theme, there’s always a cohesive semi-goth-meets-high fashion look.

Maikel Tawadros | Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 2Nicholas Nybro

Last season was Nybro’s first on the Copenhagen runway and it was a breath of fresh air. Fun colors, outsize silhouettes and a quirky vibe left us all feeling invigorated. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this season.

Nicholas Nybro Danish Fashion Designer | Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 3Freya Dalsjø

Oooh, we love Freya Dalsjø. This is Scandi goes to the beach. Scandi gets a sense of humor. It’s creative, a little weird, and very chic. The kind of collection where, every piece that comes down the runway, you go “I want to be the person that wears that!”

Freya Dalso Danish Designers | Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 4Lovechild 1979

“Lovechild” pretty much gives you the vibe for this brand. It’s colourful and full of quirky patterns with larger, masculine silhouettes. We’re fans of the wide-leg trouser and kimono look, which Lovechild 1979 pulls off with a kind of professional grace.

Lovechild 1979 Danish DEsigner to Watch | Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 5Tonsure

Tonsure is opening Copenhagen Fashion Week this season and it’s a perfect selection. The collections are full of expertly-taiolred suits, basics and surprising yet cohesive pieces like their coats. Wearable yet very high-quality.

Tonsure Brand to Know Denmark Scandinaivan Fashion | Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 6Mark Kenly Domino Tan

If Zac Posen was designing for the Studio 54 crowd, Mark Tan’s designs would be the result. Dramatic, feminine and luxe while remaining surprisingly clean, his dresses and separates combinations are rendered in gorgeous, thick fabrics and rich colors.

Mark-Kenly-Domino-Tan Danish Fashion Designer | Scandinavia Standard

Did we miss your favorite Copenhagen-based fashion designer? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.