5 New Trends From the Next-Gen Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen Fashion Week trends from the s/s 21 spring 2021 season

Photo:

Getty Images/Lovechild 1979

The first fashion week of a new era has arrived. Last seasonCopenhagen Fashion Week officially established itself as a trailblazer of the sustainable-fashion movement. That commitment remains this season, but as the first event on the fashion calendar, the organization was also unexpectedly tasked with determining what fashion week looks like in the coronavirus era. After having attended the event three times in the past, I was confident that Copenhagen would be able to meet the moment—and it certainly did. 

Denmark has been cited frequently as a country with one of the best responses to COVID-19, so the fashion week team was able to proceed with a mix of in-person, digital, and hybrid events. Many of the physical shows took advantage of the sunny Copenhagen weather this week and were held outside with spaced-out seating (or no seats), including Henrik Vibskov, Helmstedt, Remain Birger Christensen, Soulland, and 7 Days Active. Other brands such as Ganni, Stine Goya, and Rodebjer showcased their filmmaking and photography chops, presenting striking videos and images to reveal their new collections in lieu of runway shows. 

Copenhagen fashion week spring 2021s/s 21

Photo:

Mark Kenly Domino Tan

Copenhagen Fashion Week's hybrid format also allowed for more panel discussions to be added to the calendar. In particular, the event did not shy away from addressing the topic of racism in the Scandinavian fashion industry head-on. Actress Amelia Hoy hosted two days of talks and workshops addressing representation, consumer activism, anti-racist practices, accountability, and creating a charter

All in all, the stellar runway trends that we've come to expect from Copenhagen shared the spotlight this season with filmmaking, photography, reflection, and digital innovation. But as this season proved, there's plenty of room for all of the above and much more. Scroll down to see and shop the five trends that stood out to me from Copenhagen Fashion Week S/S 21. 

1. Vests

Stine Goya
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Mark Kenly Domino Tan
Mark Kenly Domino Tan
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Mark Kenly Domino Tan
Lovechild 1979
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Lovechild 1979
Stine Goya
Copenhagen fashion week best trends for spring 2021

Photo:

Stine Goya
Mark Kenly Domino Tan
Copenhagen fashion week 2021 photos

Photo:

Mark Kenly Domino Tan
Munthe
munthe trends from copenhagen fashion week

Photo:

Munthe

Shop Vests

2. Printed Tights

Stine Goya
Copenhagen fashion week new photos

Photo:

Stine Goya
Rodebjer
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Rodebjer
Henrik Vibskov
Copenhagen fashion week new trends

Photo:

Henrik Vibskov
Baum und Pferdgarten
Copenhagen fashion week outfits

Photo:

Getty Images

Shop Printed Tights

3. Supersize Trench Coats

Designers Remix
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Designers Remix
Mark Kenly Domino Tan
Copenhagen fashion week trends
Mark Kenly Domino Tan
Copenhagen fashion week best outfits

Photo:

Mark Kenly Domino Tan

Shop Statement Trench Coats

4. Nightgowns/House Dresses

Skall Studio
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Skall Studio
Helmsedt
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Helmsedt
Soulland
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Soulland
Skall Studio
Copenhagen fashion week cutest outfits

Photo:

Skall Studio

Shop House Dresses

5. Bra Tops + Long Shorts

Remain Birger Christensen
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Remain Birger Christensen
Rodebjer
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Rodebjer
Baum und Pferdgarten
Copenhagen fashion week trends

Photo:

Getty Images

Shop Bra Tops

Related Stories