Scandi designers are definitely evolving from their minimalism dominated designs to a more colourful and twisted design philosophy.
Spring/Summer 2023 marked a key change in the design philosophy amongst the Scandi designers who are historically known to be the flag bearers of minimalism and sustainability. Although the prominence of minimalism and sustainability was evident, the dominance was nowhere to be found this season. This indicates that Scandi Style, the subject of global fascination, is in a period of evolution. Besides, minimalism and a colourful bohemianism continue to be mainstays of the regional style.
Copenhagen Fashion Week delivered a huge amount of inspiration, both visually and ideologically this season. And, during this fashion week, we saw labels such as The Garment, Rotate, and Zalando’s Sustainability Award Finalist, MWorks, gracing the runway with their designs.
Copenhagen Fashion Week is home to a burst of new trends, and the spring/summer 2022 collections are no exception. Discover our favourite looks from CPHFW SS23 from the most promising brands, both leading and new ones.
Trend 1: Classics
Creative designers asked us to invest in the classics but don’t limit ourselves. Classics never have to stop your creativity., for sure! They can be worn in different ways, but of course, they depend on your imagination on how to style them.
During CPHFW Spring/Summer 2023, we could see cropped trench coats with curved shoulders, denim jackets that were layered yet streamlined, and white poplin shirts that weren’t really white poplin shirts.
Seen at: Remain, Saks Potts, The Garment, and Wood Wood.
Trend 2: Denim
This fashion trend is becoming more and more wearable during the previous seasons and the current one. And, every season sees a new denim trend. For this Spring/Summer 2023, we saw denim with light treatments that made a big difference. From a red and blue bleached worn wash at Ganni to an incredible tied waistband at Jade Cropper, denim was the star of many shows.
Seen at: Baum Und Pferdgarten, Ganni, Jade Cropper, and P.L.N.
Trend 3: Grey
Gray becomes one of Scandi’s favourite colours to wear. We saw it on designs during CPHFW and we definitely loved it! Designers like Sophia Rae at The Garment and Skall Studioare asking us to style our grey trousers with a casual white tank top. Instead of the little black dress, consider a little grey dress instead.
Seen at: Hope, Skall Studio, Stine Goya, and The Garment.
Trend 4: Lace Up
We definitely love lace up since it always provides versatility in how you wear it. This Spring/Summer 2023, we saw OpéraSPORT’s show focusing on dresses, tops, and skirts with tie detailing. Knitwear designer A. Roege Hove presented an incredible collection including ties with subtle placements but extra-long laces.
Seen at: OpéraSPORT, A. Roege Hove, (di) vision, and Saks Potts.