Copenhagen Fashion Week: The Hottest Catwalk Shows

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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In case you hadn't notice, the fashion world has fallen head over heels for all things Scandi over the past couple of years. It's a love affair that's going from strength to strength - we find unlikely style inspiration in Scandi crime dramas, follow bloggers like Look de Pernille and Blame It On Fashion on Instagram and shop at Cos and & Other Stories on the high street. It's no wonder, then, that Scandinavia's capital cities are rapidly becoming fashion destinations to rival the traditional major players like London, New York, Milan and Paris. Last week saw fashion editors, buyers and street style stars heading to the cobbled streets of Copenhagen to take in the A/W'16 collections from Denmark's finest, and these are the shows that still have us swooning...

By Malene Birger

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By Malene Birger ©Courtesy Photos

The latest collection from Danish super-label By Malene Birger took the idea of the femme fatale into the 21st century: think traditional tailoring updated in unexpected fabrics, understated eveningwear and midi-length coats fit for a modern day screen siren. We’re currently coveting the exact shade of matte tomato-red worn by BMB’s model army, which included campaign star Antonina Petkovic and Danish girls Line Brems and Laura Julie.

Ganni

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Ganni A/W'16 catwalk show ©Getty Images

If London Fashion Week has Topshop Unique, then Copenhagen’s closest equivalent is Ganni. Famed for an accessible, light-hearted take on high fashion, this season saw the brand embrace a grungier aesthetic, channelling the ‘90s through slip dresses, bomber jackets and stompy shoes.

Baum und Pferdgarten

Baum und Pferdgarten
Baum und Pferdgarten A/W'16 ©Getty Images

It’s very rare that we want to wear every look from a catwalk collection, but the latest offering from design duo Baum und Pferdgarten (nope, not sure how to pronounce that either) definitely came close. Set against the ornate backdrop of Copenhagen’s Thorvaldsen Museum, the autumn collection had a Seventies air without feeling overly retro. The best bits? The brocade dresses, pussy-bow necklines and all of the tailoring.

Freya Dalsjo

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Freya Dalsjo ©Getty Images

Danish designer Freya Dalsjo only graduated a couple of years ago, but has already established herself as one of the most exciting names on Copenhagen’s show schedule. Her latest collection played with pattern and proportion, offering everything from easy optical print dresses to off-beat culottes and weirdly covetable slouchy boots in hi-vis orange. One to watch.

The models of the moment: Line Brems

Danish model Line Brems is most definitely having a moment. Scouted at a music festival as a teen, she’s been called the ‘new Cara’ thanks to her strong brows and long sandy hair – though Line can’t see the resemblance herself. Though she’s modelled for major brands in Paris, Milan and New York, Line returned to home soil to steal the show at By Malene Birger, Baum und Pferdgarten, Lovechild 1979 and Ganni, where she managed to own a grungy faded blue dye job. Kudos.

Laura Julie

Move over Gigi, Kendall and Karlie! Along with Mathilde Brandi, Camilla Christensen and close pal Line, Laura Julie is part of the effortlessly cool Scandi model squad you need to know. She’s modelled for high street giant H&M’s womenswear line and is the fresh-faced star of the brand’s latest beauty campaign. Check out her catwalk turn at the By Malene Birger show for an acute case of hair envy.

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