COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK was Spectacularly Awash with Colour: Cobalt Blue, Pillar Box Red, Tangerine, Gentle Lavender, Green in Every Guise and the Unbeatable Combination of Ballet Pink & Sage Green. And Neon and Psychedelic Shades were the new neutrals.


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Pink as a shade and Regency-inspired romance were two key trends at the shows – at Designer’s Nest

Some of the best known names in Scandi Fashion presented their latest collections in what has been a week of heavenly fashion offerings across the board. The highly anticipated A/W 2022 proceedings kicked off in the Danish capitol with Zalando Sustainability Award finalist Iso.Poetism by Tobias Birk Nielsen officially opening Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Thereafter three days of fashion with a quintessential Scandinavian flavour followed: from innovative avant-garde creations from the stables of Designer’s Nest to the dependable stalwart classics – chic, elegant, stylish and effortless – delivered by Malene Birger, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Baum & Pferdgarten and Ganni and extraordinary prints, as ever, by the epic Marimekko.

The collections showcased their favourite seasonal shades and colour trends, included the unbeatable combination of pink & green, classic neutrals, fluorescents/neons (neon was treated as a neutral this season!)and psychedelic shades. All shades of green – from neon and sage to bottle and olive green were spotted in the collections and so was the primary shade of pillar box red, lightning bolt cobalt blue, gentle lavender and the brightest tangerine. All this colour brought high energy to the shows and in line with the Nordic aesthetic the mixing of dark and light worked very well.

But without further ado, feast your eyes on this extraordinary selection of designer offerings and inspiring shades. Rest assured that all participating brands have been super conscious of the ethos of sustainability and responsibility – intrinsic to Copenhagen Fashion Week – throughout the entire design, manufacturing, wholesale and retail process.


The season’s chicest combination of colours (a huge favourite of Queen Elisabeth II), pink and green, made an appearance in many collections. As a combo it’s a match made in heaven that designers never seem to tire of and as a two-tone never looks dated. Schnaynerman’s evidently thought so too, and paired their marbled grass-green jumper with a shocking pink shirt, Designer’s Nest’s poison green pea coat and frilly pink skirt looks fresh and modern and Baum & Pferdgarten’s vintage-inspired sheath dress and padded olive scarf are pure perfection! Stine Goya opted for grass green and neon shades of green and juxtaposed these with candy pink and lavender – equally yummy.

Where shocking pink meets parsley green – at Schaynermans

A poison green coat over a frilly pink skirt and top – at Designers Nest

Olive green and dirty pink – at Baum & Pferdgarten

Lettuce green and pink – at Stine Goya

Lavender and neon green – at Stine Goy



Psychedelic shades and eye-wateringly vivid colours made their presence felt at the shows, with many designers either basing their collections on bright colours or using these as accents to perk up neutral ensembles. We love the pieces that have fully embraced this trend, most notably so Stine Goya and Designer’s Nest, Samsøe & Samsøe. Henrik Vibskov and Munthe also created wonderfully colourful ensembles. Viva the Sixties!

A Sixties-feel to this ensemble, even the tights are dip-dyed! At Stine Goya

Red and orange spikes – at Designer’s Nest

Shaggy psychedelia with neon boots – at Designers Nest

Shades of green and tangerine – at Samsøe & Samsøe

Blue and brown dip dyes – at Munthe

A bubble coat in psychedelic shades of blue and green – at Henrik Vibskov



Those ‘in-your-face’ brightest of bight shades, the ultimate ‘perk-me-up’ colours, featured in many collections in fabrics that ranged from transparent gauze to shaggy faux fur. Saks Potts, Stine Goya, Designer’s Nest and Martin Asbjørn stood out for us in succeeding to make this rather unusual trend for Autumn/Winter work wonderfully well.

Brightest neon green – at Saks Potts

A tangerine minidress with shaggy strands – at Designer’s Nest

Shaggy neon faux fur – at Stine Goya

Brightest soda pop pink – at Martin Asbjørn



The colour of energy, passion and danger … a shade that unashamedly says ‘look at me!’ This season designers have gone to town with this stand-out shade, some creating an all-red ensemble and other opting for an accent or spot of red to offset a neural outfit. Paint the town red and stay cosy in Baum & Pferdgarten’s blood-red belted bubble coat, red poloneck jumper and red tights, or opt for the striped and strappy red (winter) sun dress at Saks Potts. Kerne.milk’s body-hugging knits and Designer’s Nest’s avant-garde creations were among the stand-out red offerings at the shows.

A blood-red bubble coat makes a statement – at Baum & Pferdgarten

A striking red strappy sundress – at Saks Potts

A body-hugging knit with its statement buttons – at Kerne.milk

A floor-sweeping off-the-shoulder knitted dress – at Kerne.milk

An avant-garde, exaggerated shoulders dress – at Designer’s Nest

A bold red accent! At Designer’s Nest

Textured red creativity in a dress – at Designer’s Nest

A very effective red accent accessory – at Fassbender



With all the attention on ‘greenness’ in fashion, how can designers not subliminally be drawn to green as a colour for Autumn/Winter 2022? Green was to be seen in every shade and flavour, from brightest lettuce, leaf and grass green at Samsøe & Samsøe to bottle green at Rabens Saloner, sage at Designer’s Nest and olive and sea-green at Baum & Pferdgarten.

Leaf green ensemble with a crocheted bag to accompany it – at Samsøe & Samsøe

A bottle green bias-cut sheath dress – at Rabens Saloner

Stringy sage crochet – at Designer’s Nest

All green – at Samsøe & Samsøe

Fabulous colour-blocking: olive, teal and royal blue – at Baum & Pferdgarten

A symphony in sea-green – at Baum & Pferdgarten



From bolts of cobalt lightning at Martin Asbjørn to petrol and midnight blue at newcomer Jade Cropper and turquoise at Munthe, blue was a favourite shade, standing unapologetically and comfortably alone or adding a flash of colour to an outfit, adding that sense of calmness, serenity and tranquility that blue as a colour gives us.

Pure bright cobalt over slate grey – at Martin Asbjørn

A slinky petrol-blue slashed satin dress – at Jade Cropper

A teal blue sequined statement dress – at Jade Cropper

Casual and cosy chic – at Munthe

A tunic ensemble, all-encompassing turquoise – at Munthe

Fifties-inspired pastel blue – at Ganni



What would a Scandinavian Fashion Week be without its quintessential prints? Marimekko is synonymous with Danish design and this season the prints are characteristically bold, confident and graphic, reminiscent of the Nineties Marimekko. We love Marimekko’s subtler surface design versions too, in their murky blue shades and squiggly waves that remind us of the ocean. Another designer that beautifully interpreted the printed trend is Munthe.

Bold prints in shades of salmon and custard against a black background – at Marimekko

Graphic scales and stripes – at Marimekko

Wavy grey-blue shapes reminiscent of the ocean – at Marimekko

Bold, bold prints – at Marimekko

Graphic boldness in a simple shape – at Marimekko

Slinky shapes and artful prints – at Munthe

Blue and brown prints on a cream background – at Munthe


Look out for PART 2 of our coverage of COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK Autumn/Winter 2022 where we’ll be reporting on all the different CONCEPTUAL TRENDS as spotted!



Cecile Paul

Author at Pynck

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