Covering fashion week is a little bit like code-cracking, in that you’re constantly looking for patterns (but unlike it in that the weight of the free world could be on your shoulders when you’re decoding messages and less-so when you’re watching runway shows). The first few seasons you do it, it can be difficult; how many times do you need to see something before it’s a pattern? Did the designer mean to use chartreuse, or was the lighting of the show particularly warm?
When it finally clicks, it’s almost impossible to stop seeing patterns and influence. That’s exciting, because suddenly you don’t view each designer in a vacuum but instead see how the whole fashion industry works as a many-headed animal.
These were the trendiest trends on runways (and soon to be streets) all over Copenhagen:
Glitter & Sparkle Done Minimalist
If it sounds like an oxymoron, that’s because it is! But somehow Scandinavian designers are able to make almost anything look minimalist by juxtaposing it with clean silhouettes and tailoring. Maikel Tawadros‘s silver-grey silks and Freya Dalsjø‘s disco-ball jumpsuit were standouts.
Yellow! A decidedly non-subtle color, yellow was everywhere this season including Fonnesbech, Freya Dalsjø and Lovechild 1979. The shirtdress from Henrik Vibskov was one of the most simple, yet most striking, of this season’s collection.
Almost every collection had some take on the ethereal-silky look. Freya Dalsjø glammed it up, 70s style. Lovechild 1979‘s florals were charming and Mark Tan played with 19th-century sleeve ruffle-inspiration as well as voluminous silhouettes. The tiered dresses from Lala Berlin were a great balance between bohemian and dressy.
Danish fashion is known for its minimalism and subtlety, so it was surprising to see massive accessories everywhere. We loved the sleek metal-meets-wood look from Fonnesbech, the silver daggers from Maikel Tawadros (a collaboration with Facon Facon) and the heavy black wood pieces at Barbara i Gongini. While House of Dagmar‘s silver chain bracelets were definitely eye-catching, it was their huge knotted bags, slung across the models’ shoulders like a tied sweater that we were lusting after.
Photography by Chloé Ðe Nombel
Is there another trend this season that you loved? Tell us about it in the comments!