That’s a wrap on Copenhagen Fashion Week: here’s what went down

That’s a wrap on Copenhagen Fashion Week: here’s what went down

by Juliette Eleuterio
7 min

Every season, Copenhagen continues to cement its place as a fashion hub. The Fall/Winter 2024 edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week brought local and international press together to celebrate the best of Danish design, with brands such as Han Kjøbenhavn giving us a dark yet sultry offering and Wood Wood redefining the everyday cool city roamer. Keep reading to get all caught up on what happened at this CPHFW.

Han Kjøbenhavn elongated the runway
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The dark horse of CPHFW, Han Kjøbenhavn served a sinister yet stunning collection, with an emphasis on elongated elements for a dragged-out impact. The show took place in the city’s grey and pillared Mineralvandsfabrikke complex, confining the largely dark collection titled “Silence.”

Boxy hoodies with extra long sleeves, hair extensions that fell below the knees, and floor-grazing track trousers took centre stage, while ruched thigh-high and ankle-high boots completed most looks. Founder Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen turned to the gym for sartorial references, as we saw a boxing-style pair of shorts adorned with the lettering “ULTRA” while some models carried black footballs encased by a silver chain.

Frazzled chic at Wood Wood
Wood Wood ©

From trackies to button-ups, Wood Wood used this occasion to redefine the everyday Scandi style. Titled “The Copenhagen Interpretation,” the collection referred to Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Max Born’s works on quantum theory, which believes that a quantum particle exists in an infinity of possible states until external observation renders it to singularity. Here, Wood Wood showcased how various styles all fall into the Copenhagen look, a cultural phenomenon that bleeds out of the confines of the Danish capital.

An intentional messiness took over undone collars and half-tucked shirts. There was a big emphasis on headwear, too, made out of mohair, with their matching mittens. As per usual, Wood Wood always comes through with the collaborations, this season with ASICS, giving a practical footwear solution to the city walkers.

STAMM went XXL
STAMM ©

Founded by Elisabet Stamm in 2022, the eponymous label STAMM gave us its “Maximum potential,” as narrated by the British poet Ephraim Raiden Rose. Puffers were enlarged taking a droopy, circular shape, while denim trousers were tailored to potentially fit three-in-one.

The collection explored the everyday human experience, where hustle culture is ever-so-present and potential raises expectations sky-high. In reality though, some of us, including STAMM, are just tired. Some models walked down the runway with black under eye patches, while others switched out handbags for pillows. One long-trained, hooded coat even featured pillows for its inside lining, acting as a cry for help in the face of the industry’s exponential fast pace.

J.Lindeberg put the Y2K in winter sports
J.Lindeberg ©

Titled “Clubhouse,” the J.Lindeberg FW24 fused club styles with sportswear, finished off with a healthy dose of nostalgic Y2K. It was an occasion for the past to meet the future, where geometrically lined graphic elements, as seen on jackets, meet midriff exposing fits, reminiscent of a Paris Hilton style.

The collection was split into colour-blocked sections, starting off with a deep, dark blue, before transitioning to a grey-ish beige, then a crimson red, before ending on a pink note, with hints of black dotted throughout. From motorcycle-inspired and puffer jackets to tight-fitting dresses, J.Lindeberg shifted between city and nature-proof outfits, fit for the Scandi lifestyle.

Checks on checks on checks at Solitude Studios
Solitude Studios ©

At Solitude Studios’ FW24 show, checked and striped patterns took centre stage in a room filled with stone sculptures, a nod to those which have lasted the test of time. One of Solitude Studios’ biggest inspirations is nature, as seen by the grassy handbags available on APOC Store.

For this collection, nature wasn’t evidently present but its rugged appearance was plastered onto the garments. Roughly knitted hooded tops and accessories resemble moss while irregular, dangling pieces of fabric were reminiscent of the wilderness of vines. With an earthy-toned collection, Solitude Studios gave us a much-needed humbling in the face of the untamable forces of nature.

Stine Goya made wearable art
Stine Goya ©

Stine Goya invited guests into its atelier for its Fall/Winter 2024 show, titled “ART.WORK,” inviting attendees to step into the Goya world of artistry. The atelier became a canvas, housing an exclusive exhibition by British-born, Copenhagen-based artist David Risley. The collection merged prints, colours, details and silhouettes, with the clothing complimenting the space, housing illustrations of winding staircases which were featured on cascading floor-length dresses.

New age elegance at OpéraSport
OpéraSport ©

OpéraSport returned to the Copenhagen Fashion Week with a belter of a show at the Copenhagen Opera House, with an elevated offering filled with puffed shoulders and tasselled detailing across a varied colour palette of pared-back pastels and solid black, which featured across dresses and quilted outerwear. Ruched detailing featured across the front of dresses and shirts, with knitwear seen tied around the waist, demonstrating the collection’s wearability. 

Main image credit: Jack Chipper for CULTED ©

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