As far as street style goes, Copenhagen Fashion Week is the epitome of Scandinavian cool. With a new focus on sustainability and fashion, it’s proving to the birthing ground of many an eco-conscious label, too. Back in January, Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week, told Vogue about the ambitious three-year plan to shift Copenhagen Fashion Week and the brands who show during the week towards sustainability. “Every fashion week around, big and small, should be requiring a minimum level of sustainability from their participating brands,” Thorsmark said.
So far, brands such as Carcel, who uses natural materials and employs women prisoners in Peru and Thailand to manufacture their clothes, Baum und Pferdgarten, who uses sustainability guidelines set in accordance to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Ganni, who uses upcycling and certified responsible materials for their collections, have all been part of this green wave.
Outside the shows, an overall sense of chic practicality—a cornerstone of Scandi style—permeated the looks on show goers. Look out for coloured leather looks, exaggerated silhouettes, expert colour-clashing, and more trends that the Danish have perfected.
Photographer Søren Jepsen (@thelocals) documents the scene outside the shows in the Danish capital.