Six Copenhagen Fashion Week Designers to Know for AW17

Things are looking a little different this season at Copenhagen Fashion Week, with a few major brands not showing. We’ll miss Barbara i Gongini, Asger Juel Larsen and Maikel Tawadros – three brands that always brought their unique creative vision to life in an exciting way on the runway. Hopefully, we’ll see them all again next season. It is, however, the largest fashion week ever in Copenhagen, with over 30 shows and a host of new brands. There’s lots to look forward to and we’re curious to see how the change in size affects usually laid-back the atmosphere.

These are the designers we’re excited about for Copenhagen Fashion Week AW17:

List Marker: Number 1Munthe

It’s been a few seasons since beloved Danish brand Munthe last showed on the runway and we can’t wait for their return to form. Their collections are always wearable, diverse and on-trend. This season, we’ll be livestreaming their show, so make sure you tune in for the fun!



List Marker: Number 2Tove Berggren

A print designer for brands such as Henrik Vibskov and Wackerhaus, Berggren has already made a name for herself with some of the most creative fashion brands in Scandinavia. Now showing through her own studio, Tove’s pieces are clean cut, floaty marvels with gorgeous patterns and bold colors.



List Marker: Number 3WEARETHEFACES

This is an international artist collective that houses the work of a few designers, including a graphic designer, illustrator and fine artist. This is their first time showing at CPHFW and we’re looking forward to seeing how they make their work cohesive.



List Marker: Number 4Martin Asbjørn

No one makes a coat like Danish designer Martin Asbjørn – they are serious wishlist material – so we can’t wait to see what outwear (and other stuff too) comes down the runway this season.

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List Marker: Number 5Fashion Hong Kong

Fashion Hong Kong is actually a collective of four designers organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Hosting the only Asian designers showing at CPHFW, the collective is an exciting window into the Hong Kong fashion scene and we’re keen to learn more. They are focused on eco-friendly textiles – another reason to pay attention!

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List Marker: Number 6Maikel Tawadros

Unfortunately Maikel, who opened the SS17 fashion week, won’t be showing this season. He still has a new collection coming out and it’s definitely worth checking out at CIFF. “Rebel” is full of grunge-meets-glam references; the tartan blazer in particular is a must-have dress-it-up-dress-it-down addition to every wardrobe.



Have a favorite designer this season that we missed? Share 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.