Copenhagen Fashion Week street style is always a celebration of Scandi-cool (as well as a desperate attempt to stay warm while channelling key trends). This time though, there was a new edge as colour and accessories jumped into the spotlight.
Be warm, stay cool
When the mercury drops, it’s hard to focus on style. But fashion people aways manage it. The most popular choices at CFW were fur (real or faux, it didn’t seem to matter as long as it looked cosy). Heavyweight shearling or jersey and leather layers also proved to be a top choice.
Make a statement
Slogans, badges, logos… they’re all key for casual jackets. Whether the words mean anything or not doesn’t matter. The only rules? These graphics must be noticed.
However dressed-down the overall look, handbags are a special case. The best come in power brights, pattered with florals or geometrics, trimmed in fur or sporting oversized logos that scream luxury. Backpacks may be the preferred option for models flitting between shows, but for fashion week attendees, the slouchy clutch or power hand/shoulderbag are must-haves.
The overall trend for fashion week visitors remains casual. OK, this may be a ‘casual’ that takes hours to put together but the key is to look like you haven’t tried too hard. Think slouchy, layered, casually tied. The only exception? A can’t-miss-it bag is allowed!
While Scandi style may usually be all about black, white, grey, maybe a bit of blue, visitors this time embraced colour (maybe they were out-of-towners). The mix of red, orange, pink and green pointed to the key colours of the year.