Six Copenhagen Fashion Week Designers to Know for AW18

Though there’s a core group of designers that show almost every season at Copenhagen Fashion Week, what keeps it fresh is the new designers that come to the scene. Not everyone on this list is showing for the first time, but many are, and what they’ll bring to the world of Danish fashion is essential to its continued growth beyond the stereotypical monochrome hyper-minimalism. Here, you’ll find the artistic, modern, and sophisticated.

These are the SS18 Copenhagen Fashion Week designers that we’re excited to see on the runway:

List Marker: Number 1Reconstruct

Showing for the first time in Copenhagen this season, Reconstruct is an Amsterdam-based brand that is run by five visionary and powerful female artists. Their latest collection is inspired by anime, and it’s full of colourful, eccentric looks that are stylised without becoming cartoonish.


List Marker: Number 2Anne Vest

Working with oversize, textural silhouettes that still manage to be elegant, Danish designer Anne Vest is known for her excellent shearling coats and jumpers. The addition of a stripe of color, or a fun dot pattern, keeps her pieces fresh.


List Marker: Number 3Cecilie Bahnsen

How did Cecilie Bahsen make Victoria baby doll a chic aesthetic? The world may never know, but her sculptural, fresh take on the shortened, oversize silhouette is nothing short of visionary. Since she burst onto the Copenhagen scene a few years ago she’s already gained international recognition for her unique looks. We cannot wait to see what she does this season.


List Marker: Number 4Mark Tan

He’s back! Denmark’s ready-to-wear designer that has the heart of a couturier disappeared last season, only to remerge this time around. We couldn’t be more pleased! Tan’s sharp lines and expert tailoring showcase one of the best talents working on the scene today. His work is dramatic and clean, a study of the dichotomies of womenswear.


List Marker: Number 5Lærke Andersen

Working with rough hems, large silhouettes and oversized details, Andersen’s work is all about exaggeration, particularly focused on sportswear and workwear. We’ve toured her fantastic studio and can’t wait to see this season’s collection for her first runway show ever at CPHFW.


List Marker: Number 6Morten Ussing

Danish designer Ussing’s work ethereal and bold, the kind of fantastical confections that make you fall in love with fashion all over again. His work can be surprising – it’s hard to make a full-length sequin gown look minimalist, but here we are. His first CPHFW runway show is bound to be full of fairytale drama.


Check out the full Copenhagen Fashion Week AW18 schedule.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

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