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Brief Published: 21 Aug 2020

Copenhagen Fashion Week S/S 21: Key Takeaways

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Following close on the heels of the latest round of menswear shows, Copenhagen reinstated its ever-popular fashion week (August 9-12). We highlight five of the key trends to emerge from the event.

International travel bans and general wariness of Covid-19 meant that many press, buyers and influencers failed to attend, resulting in depleted media figures for the brands that held events or opened showrooms for appointments.

However, there was still a buzz around the influential young Scandi brands that did show, with their signature focus on sustainability and pragmatic styling delivering a whole roster of emerging trends that look fresh and new. Several of the new looks on offer confirm trends highlighted in our Luxury Fashion Inspiration: Womenswear report.

White emerged as one of Copenhagen’s key colour directions for S/S 21, bringing a welcome sense of rejuvenation and rebirth into play for both understated minimalist casual looks and easy tailoring.

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Mark Kenly Domino Tan
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Rabens Saloner
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Rodebjer
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Leather was confirmed as a season-neutral fabric direction, worked into a broad product mix from casual shirts and dresses to skirts and jeans. And the soft tiered smock dress comes with season-neutral appeal too, tapping into the mood for comfort dressing while readily supplying a blank canvas for the latest fashion main shades or print and pattern. 

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Remain Birger Christensen
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Ganni
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Lovechild
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Rabens Saloner
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Stine Goya
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One of the key print trends we highlighted in Luxury Fashion Inspiration: Womenswear emphasises a renewed interest in all things botanical, with florals set to bloom next season. Copenhagen Fashion Week delivered confirmation of the look, with playful all-overs worked in a palette of brights, and the poppy emerging as the ‘fleur du jour’.

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Stine Goya
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Munthe Po
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Rixo
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Elsewhere, it was all about tie-dye, creating free-spirited appeal on everything from directional contemporary silhouettes to updated shirtdresses and even tongue-in-cheek, red-carpet-inspired gowns.

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Soulland
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Rabens Saloner
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Henrik Vibskov
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