Scandinavian fashion is known for its unique approach of design, which represents modern, eccentric and elegant aesthetics and conceptions of dress.
The region’s largest event - Copenhagen Fashion Week happens twice a year, every February and August. The AW15 collections showcased a contemporary approach to fashion with innovative materials, bold colours and high-end quality.
The runway came alive with the most diverse fashion talents, not just Danish but also international labels. From already established designers such as Wolford and Sand, new, street and classy brands such as Ganni, Freya Dalsjø and Bruuns Bazaar were also to be seen.
This year the AW15 collection featured simplicity that’s about quality rather than quantity. The most noticeable element on the runway for a lot of designers, or the lack of it, was the colour. Both for men and women, the AW15 collections featured their designs with a minimalistic and bold chunky colour approach - of white, gray, black, and navy. Instead, the focus was more on the details of silhouette, texture and tailoring.
Designers Remix and YDE were noticed for their monochrome pieces on the runway. This was definitively the big thing for this AW15 season. Not only to reflect the laid-back Danish lifestyle, but also to show that monochrome and simple pieces ‘go together with anything’.
Layering and statement pieces such as the big scarves, turtle necks and oversized coats were spotted at the Ivan Grundahl and Henrik Vibskov collections. While Ganni and Bruuns Bazaar kept a contemporary clean design, layered with wispy chiffon and contrasted by glitter knits.
Freya Dalsjø was featured in amongst the bigger brands. and offered a close-up of her texture focused designs and fur pieces.
As the Copenhagen Fashion Week came to an end, there is no doubt that the Danish fashion industry and talent is blooming and the capital has been reviewed as a rising European fashion centre. However, looking at the Danish fashion industry as a whole you can’t help but notice the lack of platforms for young designers of the kind that London, Paris and New York have.