The Top 7 Shows and Runway Trends at Copenhagen Fashion Week FW22
See the best collections from the biannual Nordic fashion event.
Bringing together some of the most esteemed brands and exciting emerging designers in the Nordic region, the recently wrapped Copenhagen Fashion Week offered a preview of Fall/Winter collections and trends one could look forward to in 2022. Whether you appreciate the breezy simplicity or the playful approach of Scandinavian design, the physical and digital presentations provided style enthusiasts with plenty of inspiration for the colder months. Here, we round up seven of the best shows at CPHFW this season.
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The eponymous brand of knitwear designer Amalie Røge Hove presented a sensual collection that celebrates all different shapes and bodies. In addition to the brand’s signature use of sheer black and white knits, the show — staged at the gallery O—Overgaden — saw flirtatious tie front tops, sculptural one-piece dresses and see-through mini skirts in a nature-inspired color palette of turquoise blue and earthy brown.
With the North Pole serving as a starting point for its latest collection, Baum und Pferdgarten delivered a range of clothing that’s built for the elements, but without sacrificing style. From a glossy, quilted coat in fiery red, to a pink turtleneck sweater vest made for layering, to a houndstooth bouclé jacket designed with an oversized collar, the show was a lesson in cozy and elegant winter dressing.
A Scandinavian minimalist favorite, By Malene Birger dressed the free-spirited contemporary woman with looks that are equal parts understated and sophisticated. In creative director Maja Dixdotter’s words, the brand took a “maximalist approach to minimalism” for its FW22 outing, which was filled with versatile pieces that can be easily dressed up or down — think matching knit sets, luxe faux fur coats and vests, and a creamy, floor-sweeping puffer.
Unveiled in a beautiful short film featuring a youthful cast in Norway, Holzweiler‘s new collection embraces the idea of “weathering,” and showing appreciation and care towards garments both old and new. From exaggerated denim fades to a purposefully aged look on outerwear pieces, the range is meant to be worn and loved for years to come.
When it comes to tailoring, CPHFW mainstay Mark Kenly Domino Tan does not disappoint. With American painter Georgia O’Keeffe being the designer’s FW22 muse, the show was comprised of sharply cut blazers and trenches, as well as dressier silhouettes like monochrome tiered ruffle dresses and artful pleated separates.
Inviting guests to the Copenhagen Opera House, Saks Potts put on a delightful runway show rich with effortlessly cool ensembles that can take one from office to party. A striking fluorescent green halter top, modeled by Erin Wasson, was paired with a pair of flattering leather pants, while a confetti turtleneck was styled with a wide belt with functional, detachable pouches.
Stine Goya‘s FW22 collection is all about going out and having a good time, no matter the time of day. “I have always hoped to inspire people to dare to be different, to imbue them with the confidence to be unapologetically themselves,” the founder and creative director told us pre-show. “This season, I really wanted to pack that sentiment with extra punch, while building on our house codes that have become so cherished at Stine Goya.” Psychedelic, color-blocked looks like a sheer neon green slip worn underneath a lilac coat, or a floral puffer jacket coupled with matching tights were omnipresent at the show.