Copenhagen Fashion Week Just Made These 6 Cool Trends Go Viral


(Image credit: Saks Potts)

Copenhagen calls the shots. The Danish capital has established itself as the preeminent fashion week in terms of trend-setting prowess, street style photography, and sustainability—and it's only getting stronger every season. This has positioned Copenhagen Fashion Week as a can't-miss event on the global fashion calendar, not just for me personally, but for a slew of other international editors, buyers, and influencers. 

One thing I love about Copenhagen is how its schedule expertly mixes little-known brands like Jade Cropper and A.Roege Hove with established labels like Ganni and Stine Goya. This gives everyone the best of both worlds: On one hand, you get the inside scoop on new brands to start wearing before everyone else catches on. On the other end of the spectrum, you can feast your eyes on highly anticipated shows from brands you already know and love. 

After arriving back home in Los Angeles, it was difficult to narrow down the top trends from the Copenhagen collections, but I managed to sort through the cream of the crop in my roundup below. Oh, and I also did a TikTok version as well!

1. Baggy Jeans


(Image credit: Tomorrow Denim)

Founded in 2018, Danish brand Tomorrow Denim is focused on using sustainable materials and was a finalist for this season's Zalando Sustainability Award. It's the first-ever denim brand to be certified by both the EU Ecolabel and The Nordic Swan Ecolabel. How impressive is that? 


(Image credit: Lovechild1979)

I'm obsessed with Lovechild 1979's baggy wide-leg jeans, which were teamed with a classic cable-knit sweater. 


(Image credit: Ganni)

Arguably Copenhagen's best-known brand, Ganni did not disappoint for fall/winter 2022. These loose-fitting jeans are bound to be a sellout come September.


(Image credit: Jade Cropper)

This show was Jade Cropper's second collection but her first as part of the Copenhagen Fashion Week schedule, where she was awarded the Talent Slot. Cropper made a splash with deconstructed pieces, lots of skin, and badass styling. A native of Sweden, Cropper is part of the Swedish Fashion Council's incubator program. 


(Image credit: Gestuz)

These baggy jeans from Gestuz have two different details of note: cargo pockets and tied-up hemlines. 

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2. Skimpy Knitwear


(Image credit: Jade Cropper)

Commit this name to memory: Jade Cropper is a rising star of Scandinavian fashion. This collection was made exclusively from waste and recycled materials. 


(Image credit: Kerne.Milk)

Another promising newcomer, Kerne.Milk's fall/winter 2022 collection was rife with sheer tops, upcycled sweaters, and on-trend baggy jeans. The brand is only three years old but already has an exciting future. 


(Image credit: A.Roege Hove)

Nobody does knitwear like A.Roege Hove. Founded in 2019, the Danish brand has already won over fashion girls with its skin-bearing, layerable knit tops, dresses, and skirts. 


(Image credit: Saks Potts)

None other than Erin Wasson opened Saks Potts' impressive show at the Copenhagen Opera House. Supermodel status and venue aside, the clothes spoke for themselves, including this covetable barely there top in neon green. 

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3. Dresses Over Pants


(Image credit: Stine Goya)

As the reigning queen of colorful prints, Stine Goya hit a homerun with her newest fall/winter 2022 collection. This dress-over-pants look was one of the many highlights in a super fun yet wearable show. 


(Image credit: Filippa K)

Swedish brand Filippa K offered up another great idea for styling dresses over pants with this fantastic matching satin set. The brand recently announced its new creative director, Saint Laurent alum Liisa Kessler, so keep your eyes peeled for even more beautiful designs in the near future. 


(Image credit: Fassbender)

I'm in love with this sporty look from Fassbender, one of three finalists for this season's Zalando Sustainability Awards. "All our products are built around cutting-edge industry technologies like 3D printed manufacturing, microbial dyeing, or technologically enhanced fabrics," the brand said in a statement. "Eliminating pesticides, chemicals, and toxins from the production process, while making use of alternative raw materials like cactus or sugar cane build the foundation of our company ethos." 


(Image credit: Ganni)

Here, Ganni offered a stellar idea for layering dresses over pants: go for a monochrome look but add a pop of color via a simple sweater. 


(Image credit: By Malene Birger)

The epitome of grown-up sophistication, By Malene Birger designed this impeccable version of the dress-over-pants trend for fall 2022. 


(Image credit: The Garment)

"Sustainability is about owning less by buying right," says The Garment co-founder Sophia Roe, who you may recognize as one of Denmark's most-followed Instagram influencers. This collection marked The Garment's very first runway show. 


(Image credit: Day Birger et Mikkelsen)

Thank you, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, for yet another perfect example of how to pull off the dress-over-pants trend with ease. 

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4. Snow Boots


(Image credit: Holzweiler)

Oslo-based brand Holzweiler is getting buzzier by the minute. This season, the brand's snow boots styled with miniskirts caught my eye. 


(Image credit: Soulland)

These puffy boots from Soulland were destined to go viral. How about those extra-long sleeves, too? 


(Image credit: Munthe)

These furry boots styled with a beautifully minimalist knit dress at Munthe are guaranteed to keep you warm. 

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5. Loose Trousers Tucked Into Knee-High Boots


(Image credit: Mark Kenly Domino Tan)

Mark Kenly Domino Tan always chooses the most beautiful show venues in Copenhagen—this time was the National Gallery of Denmark. The elegant looks felt right at home among the prestigious artwork. 


(Image credit: By Malene Birger)

Can't you picture Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing this sophisticated look from By Malene Birger? 


(Image credit: Ganni)

Ganni is always at the forefront of every trend, so you can bet they know how to perfect the trousers-tucked-into-boots look. 

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6. High Socks


(Image credit: Baum und Pferdgarten )

Socks and sandals are back—that is, if Baum und Pferdgarten has anything to say about it. The cult brand's fall 2022 collection was chock-full of both tights and socks styled with open-toe sandals. I'm in love. 


(Image credit: Fassbender)

This Fassbender look reminds me of my private school days, complete with high socks, a crisp button-down shirt, and a preppy cable-knit sweater. 


(Image credit: The Garment )

Take a cue from The Garment and wear your loafers with knee-high gray socks for fall 2022. 

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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 13 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of Associate Director of Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.