Six Copenhagen Fashion Week Designers to Know for SS17

Copenhagen Fashion Week may be small in comparison to the likes of Milan, Paris, London or New York, but the selection of designers who show each season keeps getting better. Though there is a core group that make up the foundation of the CPHFW brands (Henrik Vibskov, Ganni, Barabara i Gongini and Asger Juel Larsen included), we love that new brands are added to the roster each time around. This season promises to be full of both the Scandi-minimalism we love and the crazy silhouettes and colors that keep us on our toes.

Here are the designers whose collections we can’t wait to see on the runway:

List Marker: Number 1Fonnesbech

Sustainable and chic, Fonnesbech is the perfect spring/summer brand for Scandinavia. The colors and cuts are minimalist, while the texture often offers something a bit unexpected.



List Marker: Number 2Freya Dalsjø

It’s hard not to love Freya Dalsjø’s brand of quirky high-fashion. She toggles effortlessly between rich jewel tones and nearly-translucent pastels in her collections, always with an underlying sense of fun.

Freya Dalsjo | Scandianvia Standard


List Marker: Number 3Mark Kenley Domino Tan

Mark Kenley Domino Tan was already cemented as one of the most creative designers working in Copenhagen; then last season happened. The setting of the show itself was glamor on toast, but the looks were really something else. Dramatic and feminine, almost cartoonish, while still tasteful and wearable – how did he do it? We can’t wait to see what his latest collection is all about.

Mark Tan-2


List Marker: Number 4Maikel Tawadros

We say this every season, but this collection promises to be the best yet from perennial-fave Tawadros. His use of shimmering grey-silver silks and transparent panels that resemble the legs of a jellyfish make this a somewhat ethereal take on his usual goth-grunge.

Maikel Tawadros


List Marker: Number 5Uniforms for the Dedicated

Showing for the first time at CPHFW, Uniforms for the Dedicated is a Stockholm-based brand made for hyper-minimalists. The clothes are extremely basic (both professional and casual wear) and extremely well-made. Odds are, this will be a very cool show.

Dk Navy


List Marker: Number 6Won Hundred

A fashion house for grown up Scandi cool kids, Won Hundred has both the simplicity and perfect tailoring of Nordic style. Though they have shown in CPHFW in the past, they weren’t around last season so it will be a treat to see what they’re up to.

Won hundred


Did we miss your favorite designer? Tell us in the comments!

Header image: Chloé Ðe Nombel at Fonnesbech

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

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