COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK – DAY 3 and the Best of the Rest of Spring/Summer 2022
On Day 3 of COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK Designers Celebrated Summer’s Bold Primaries and Spring’s Subtle Pastels, with the Injection of a Good Dose of Florals, Stripes and Checks.
All to the Tune of Sustainability.
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A grand display of the most extraordinary Nordic design talent continued throughout Day 3.
New names and familiar faces – 25 physical activations and 13 digital premieres in total – blossomed at the SS 2022 Copenhagen Fashion Week. Legendary brands Marimekko, Malene Birger, Baum and Pferdgarten and Ganni showcased their collections alongside the more experimental brands such as Paris-based Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard and the graduate students of The Royal Danish Academy.
Watch the Video of The Royal Danish Academy here:
Watch the video of Baum and Pferdgarten here:
The result? A melting pot of eye-wateringly delicious and diverse offerings that weren’t only gorgeous to behold, but also paid tribute to the Norwegian Fashion Industry and Copenhagen Fashion Week’s combined effort to promote sustainability and innovation within the Fashion Industry.
Heavyweight designers husband-and-wife team at Ganni, Ditte Reffstrup and Founder Nicolaj Reffstrup, for example, have to date introduced over 30 sustainable initiatives around their brand, including a take-back scheme, rental platform and the introduction of certified, organic & recycled fabrics into their collections. And they’re not alone in this quest – in one way or another each of the participating brands have been sure to make a difference on this crucial score. Impressive indeed, and not a moment too soon!
There were fashion trends aplenty, all echoing quintessential Scandinavian ethos of simplicity, wearability, clean lines and elegance.
Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard cleverly blends the lines between couture and ready-to-wear, particularly in her artisanal take on knitwear. The pieces are gritty and reminiscent of the work of Vivienne Westwood, oversized platform boots & all. The graduate students of The Royal Danish Academy also produced some extraordinary experimental work.
The safari theme – a perennial favourite that designers never seem to tire of – continued on Day 3, most notably as spotted in Mark Kenly Domino Tan’s super stylish collection, showcasing a contemporary, timeless and minimalistic silhouette. These are pieces fit for any adventurous urban nomad – they’re equally suited to a day in the urban jungle as they are to the African savannah with their sleek, flowing and feminine lines, airy textures and neutral shades. Zips, 3-D pockets, leather accessories and comfy sandals completed the sleek and utterly covetable looks.
The pastel theme that blossomed during Day 1 and 2 continued as a beloved Spring trend throughout Day 3 too. Stine Goya’s pastel block-colours and Lala Berlin’s eco-friendly pastels rubbed shoulders with those of many other designers who have been equally enamoured with the allure of the subtler of shades, most notably so Holzweiler (we adore their baby pink raincoat and leaf-green cardigan) and the super talented Henrik Vibskov.
Some designers opted for primary colours in bold shades. Traffic-cone orange was a favourite amongst those who went for saturated boldness, but shocking pink, powder blue and purple also made their debut in the collections. Copenhagen brand Munthe, Teatum Jones and Ganni were amongst the brands that veered away from the pastels trend and boldly pinned their (bright) colours to the mast.
What would a Spring/Summer show be without its blooming marvelous floral prints? Helmstedt, Teatum Jones and Marimekko, amongst others, embraced the trend, each interpreting it in their own way.
STANDOUT COLLECTION OF COPENHAGEN SS 2022 FASHION WEEK?
At a Scandinavian Fashion Week one is always fortunate enough to see the very best of printed and patterned surface embellishments. A standout collection for me is Henrik Vibskov’s exceptional fusion of colour, print, jacquard knitting methods and tailoring. A Central St Martin’s graduate Henrik Vibskov’s works lies somewhere between art and design and typically includes art installation, scenography, costumes, video, performance and exhibitions. The colours of his SS 2022 collection were inspired, the ensembles forward-thinking and beyond imaginative, a visual feast for the eyes!
As we relive all the highlights of this fabulous Fashion Week, we know many inspiring fashion memories will have been created. We reluctantly bid farewell to Copenhagen and its spectacular offerings.
Until next time, Copenhagen!