S/S 22 Womenswear: Copenhagen Fashion Week
Copenhagen Fashion Week’s ‘IRL’ events (August 10-13) herald the fashion world’s return to an element of normality, and the start of the S/S 22 season. As well as supporting The Danish Fashion Institute’s ethos of sustainability, the latest shows deliver an upbeat sense of optimism through colour, bold print, and definitive silhouette direction.
Nothing promotes a feeling of happy optimism more than a palette of zingy citric tangerine shades, guaranteed to uplift those post-pandemic spirits.
Pretty pales look new and fresh, with a range of sweet fondant pastels bringing a feminine touch to breezy summer dresses.
Pieces of Silver
The future’s looking upbeat, with pieces of silver highlighting several of Copenhagen Fashion Week’s (CFW) more directional collections, looking newest when combined with casual sportswear shapes.
The cocooning comfort factor is still colouring womenswear trends, and we can expect to see lightweight quilting hitting the sweet spot for everything from easy outerwear to summer shorts.
Sustainability is always top of the agenda in Copenhagen’s fashion world, and this season, pieced and collaged effects take the mantra to the max on both knits and wovens.
Forget ditsy florals – the new print message is for big, bold graphic patterns, with all-over furnishing-style geometrics and ‘in your face’ awning stripes.
The world’s emerging severe weather patterns put rainwear in the fashion spotlight – a recurring trend we’ve seen for both men’s and womenswear, even at haute couture level. Watch too for matching raincoats and trousers.
Tailoring gets a makeover for S/S 22, with less rigid silhouettes promoting a mood of relaxed ease with soft, oversized styling blazing a trail at CFW.
Step out of those cosy working-from-home tracksuits and into lightweight pyjama sets, with easy shirts and shorts providing the perfect canvas for a range of summery stripes and prints.
The cardigan looks set to be on the agenda for another season, working as a season-ready colour vehicle in soft, lightweight yarns. Summer cables and colour-blocking keep the look new and fresh.
The two-piece knit set is another ongoing key item, with cropped top and skirt combos, tanks and shorts, or sinuous skinny sweaters and fluted flares hitting the sweet spot for S/S 22.
Fashion is a fickle beast, moving from the comfortable ease of slouchy tracksuits to the body-con appeal of activewear-inspired style – a winning look for the season ahead.