Six Designers to Know for Copenhagen Fashion Week SS19

Copenhagen Fashion Week, running this year from 7 – 9 August, has been growing; their line-up this year is better than ever. The roster is focused on Danish and other Nordic fashion brands, with a strong mix of emerging designers as well as established fashion brands like By Malene Birger, Ganni, Stine Goya, and J. Lindeberg.

As international media begins to attend, we expect to see the number of designers grow, but we hope that Copenhagen Fashion Week will continue to support artists that are just starting out and give them this important platform for their work.

These are the fashion brands we’re excited to see this season at Copenhagen Fashion Week:

List Marker: Number 1Blanche

Emerging Danish brand Blanche is all about timeless silhouettes and high-quality materials. Small details keep the clothes from being boring, and the brand has a strong sustainability policy that includes its fantastic denim. We love that they have both a “classics” and “seasonal” collection, showing that there are some pieces that are always in rotation.


List Marker: Number 2Résumé

Résumé’s mix of essentials and fun, colorful pieces at very reasonable prices is refreshing. This is their first show at Copenhagen Fashion Week since launching the brand in 2016 and we can’t wait to see what their cool coats and floaty dresses look like coming down the runway!


List Marker: Number 3Ganni

Ganni has made a splash as one of the first real crossover fashion brands into the US market from Denmark. Founded in 2000, the brand has grown from simple knitwear to a massive collection of clothes and accessories. Their show is a yearly high point for Copenhagen Fashion Week’s insider-set. What is perhaps less known is their commitment to sustainable production, particularly offsetting their CO2 footprint.


List Marker: Number 4Elaine Hersby

We adore a fashion brand by women, for women, that celebrates the individuality of each woman’s body. That’s the aim of Danish fashion brand Elaine Hersby. Her easy-to-wear, cool clothes are all about movement and adaptability. The Maya Dress is definitely the Dress of the Summer.


List Marker: Number 5Holzweiler

Though they’ve been making scarves since 2012, Norwegian powerhouse Holzweiler only began producing clothes in 2014. With both men’s and women’s collections, a strong identity wrapped in Nordic design, and an ability to mix fashion-forward looks with timeless pieces, Holzweiler is definitely a name you should know in Scandinavian fashion,


List Marker: Number 6Heliot Emil

Unisex, a bit avant garde, and a bit functionalist: that’s Danish brand Heliot Emil. The brand started in 2016, run by brothers Victor and Julius Juul. The look is workwear combined with 90s silhouettes, rendered in a very Scandinavian monochrome. We’ll take it!


Want more Copenhagen Fashion Week? Check out our list of public events taking place throughout the festival!

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

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