We might be looking forward to signs of spring, but Copenhagen has already kicked off the first of our sneak peeks at the upcoming trends for autumn and winter 2021-22.
The event might not be quite as well-known as those in New York, Milan or London, but Copenhagen Fashion Week has been carving itself a niche in recent years as a hotspot for elegant, minimalist looks.
This year – due to COVID-19 throwing a dampener on real-life attendance – it created even more of a buzz than usual, with fashionistas flocking online to check out virtual collections from brands such as Ganni, Nynn and Rodebjer.
And the good thing is that although they’re not quite as big a presence as the likes of Gucci and Dior, they tend to offer up similar looks that we can start to bring in to our own outfits in order to get ahead of the game.
This year, the designers were definitely going for even more of a hygge mood than usual, with plenty of muted knitwear, chunky boots and wide-brimmed beanies to jazz up the loungewear we’ve become accustomed to lately.
We also spotted a few things that we’re sure will pop up both in forthcoming Fashion Weeks and on the future high street, including buttoned-up collars (think Wednesday Addams vibes), super-square knitted ponchos and funnel-neck coats.
Jewellery-wise, we were interested to see quite understated accessories, with thick, rope-style choker necklaces (a bit like this one) about as ostentatious as things got. Necklaces in general tended to be high on the neckline to avoid all those statement collars, although there were some longline beads on show too. Earrings were also typically studs or hoops for the same reason.
However, we loved the regular pops of bright, leafy greens that designers kept returning to for accessories, which is an evolution from the emeralds we saw in abundance last winter. If you love zesty limes and chartreuse, check out our bright bracelet and green chain link necklace to get the look.
It’s the ever-wonderful New York Fashion Week next, so we look forward to seeing how designers there will translate their collections onto the new digital runways for the season ahead.