Six Designers to Know for Copenhagen Fashion Week SS20

Copenhagen Fashion Week takes place 6 – 9 August this summer. As CPHFW slowly becomes not just the most important, but the only Scandinavian fashion week, more and more designers from around the Nordics join the fashion week. That’s exciting, because it means we’ll be getting a better overview of the Nordic fashion scene all at once.

It remains to be seen how this will affect smaller designers and brands, but we hope that the CPHFW organization will take up the mantle of support, moreso than they already do, in order to make sure that design houses of all sizes can be seen during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

This season sees quite a few returns to the runway (Henrik Vibskov and Freya Dalsjø are coming back!), as well as first-time presentations and shows that promise to be beautiful and fun.

These are the designers to know for Copenhagen Fashion Week SS20:

List Marker: Number 1Lovechild 1979

They’re back! After a few seasons away from CPHFW, Lovechild 1979 will be showing their lovely, floral, whimsical dresses on the runway. Imagine running through a field of wildflowers in the sunshine, wrapped in your favorite flowing dress; that’s what Lovechild 1979 feels like. Hopefully their runway show will feel the same.




List Marker: Number 2HOPE

HOPE finally makes its way to Copenhagen Fashion Week. This beloved Swedish brand is gender neutral and focuses on mimimalist, tailored, and classic pieces that will look good for years to come. We can’t wait to see how they take on the Copenhagen scene.



List Marker: Number 3By Malene Birger

A classic Danish womenswear brand, By Malene Birger has been undergoing a change of direction since 2017. Their latest collections under the creative direction of Mathilde Torp Mader, has been playful and modern, with great nods to British country style and 1970s glam. Spring-summer 2020 should be exciting!



List Marker: Number 4Little Liffner

The Swedish accessories holy grail: Lilttle Liffner’s cult handbags are somehow both retro and modern. Their under-the-radar style, high quality, and classic silhouettes make for some of the most bags in town.



List Marker: Number 5Soulland

Danish street style wouldn’t be what it is today without Soulland’s contribution. Their cool take on athleisure has set the bar for casual yet pulled together style. This is their first time showing at Copenhagen Fashion Week and it’s one of the most anticipated shows of the season.



List Marker: Number 6Rotate

With a closing show for its second runway season, ROTATE is already making a splash in Copenhagen. And why not? It’s fun, colorful, and full of the kind of trendy pieces that the fashion crowd love. The brand is a collaboration between Birger Christiansen, the large Danish fashion retailer, and Danish influencers Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars. Is this the new direction of influencer marketing? We shall see!

Want to know more about Danish fashion? Check out our full guide.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

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