Copenhagen Fashion Week: the names to drop and what to shop

Copenhagen Fashion Week: the names to drop and what to shop | Soho House

From Rotate’s hit mini dresses to Stine Goya’s bold prints, here’s your definitive guide

Monday 8 August 2022     By Emma McCarthy

Copenhagen Fashion Week kicks off today, bringing with it a cavalcade of everything you’ll be wearing next season. That’s because the Danish capital’s biannual style showcase – which leads the fashion month calendar ahead of New York, London, Milan and Paris – has become a forerunner in dictating trends you’ll actually see off the catwalk, with homegrown banner brands spanning Ganni to Holzweiler.

The reason for this is three-fold. Firstly, the city is a mecca for street style, securing Copenhagen’s clout as a bastion of good taste. Secondly, the schedule is loaded with high-low luxury brands – think wearable silhouettes and accessible price points that don’t require a second mortgage. Finally, of all the fashion capitals, Copenhagen is leading the way with sustainability standards.

In January 2020, CPHFW set out an ambitious action plan, which outlined a dedication to drive positive change in how fashion is produced, marketed and consumed. All brands on the schedule are required to meet minimum standards in six key areas – from environmental strategy to responsible fabric choices – while the use of single-use plastic hangers and garment bags is banned. The initiative is also committed to offsetting its carbon emissions by enforcing strict preventive production policies governed by Nordic institutions such as