Six Designers to Know for Copenhagen Fashion Week AW19

Copenhagen Fashion Week is Scandinavia’s largest fashion festival, including both a series of runway shows over three days as well as two major fashion fairs: CIFF and Revolver. While the fairs are important for buyers and press, the most thrilling part of the week is seeing designers send their beautiful collections down the runway; the culmination of a season of hard work.

Copenhagen is lucky to host both established and emerging designers, and this season is a great mix of the two. We’re especially looking forward to seeing brands that have never shown before, including Soeren Le Schmidt and Mother of Pearl.

These are the fashion designers to know showing at Copenhagen Fashion Week this season:

List Marker: Number 1Morten Ussing

Danish fashion designer Morten Ussing always comes up with an inspired runway show. Each season is almost like an art project, with a clear and cohesive theme running through each one. He’s one of the only designers we see consistently producing a real “collection” every season, and we’re looking forward to seeing this iteration.


List Marker: Number 2STAND

STAND started as a leather brand back in 2014 and have since grown to include an impressive faux fur and general outwear collection. Their coats are playful and trendy, and extremely high-quality. If you’re looking for a faux fur coat that you’ll want to wear past just one season, give them a look!


List Marker: Number 3Soeren Le Schmidt

The minimalist, architectural work of Danish designer Søren Le Schmidt has been seen on celebrities for some time, but never on the Copenhagen runway. We can’t wait to see what this tailoring expert has in store for us!


List Marker: Number 4Holzweiler

We’ve already sung the praises of Norwegian fashion powerhouse Holzweiler, but it bears repeating. They’re leading the way for the Norwegian fashion scene, but they’re also one of the biggest draws of Copenhagen Fashion Week. Their shows are always laid back but jam-packed with cool looks, making for an atmosphere that feels joyful instead of stuffy.


List Marker: Number 5No Frills by Mother of Pearl

No Frills is the core sustainable collection by British brand Mother of Pearl. The values of the line include transparent supply chain, organic materials, social responsibility, animal safety, and a low carbon footprint. These same values are being diffused into the general Mother of Pearl line, but those wanting a fully sustainably-made wardrobe can find those basics in this collection. The brand has never shown at Copenhagen Fashion Week before, so we’re looking forward to seeing how they make their mark with these high-quality wardrobe essentials.


List Marker: Number 6Mykke Hoffmann

Sedina Halilovic and Jelena Hofmann are the women behind Danish fashion brand Mykke Hofmann. With a romantic sensibility communicated in rich color, and a keen interest in sustainable and ethical production, this is a brand to watch. Their expertly-cut monochrome suits are the new cool ensemble for spring.


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Rebecca Thandi Norman

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