Scandinavian design has always been synonymous with the contemporary, and this season's biggest culmination of Nordic fashion is no different. Copenhagen Fashion Week celebrated the region's propensity for forward thinking, featuring a slew of talented designers with an eye for the modern dresser.
On each runway, designers found a harmonious way to incorporate avant-garde aspirations with wearable silhouettes. Finnish brand Marimekko's new creative director found fresh interpretations for the brand's signature splashy prints, while A. Roege Hove kept fans satisfied with its knack for conceptual knitwear. Broaden your appreciation for Scandi design with L'OFFICIEL's favorite brands from Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022.
The epynonymous brand by Carin Rodebjer creates wearable-yet-unexpected pieces for the real life woman: structured suits in playful patterns, casual dresses with architectural shapes, and breezy caftans. For its latest collection, Rodebjer juxtaposes dreamy watercolor prints with tough, practical leather, an aesthetic that captures the multifaceted nature of its wearers. With a focus on sustainability and a pared-down, cool-girl vibe, Rodebjer is one to watch.
Bold and cheerful, Baum und Pferdgarten makes a statement with its rainbow array of colors, mesmerizing patterns, and penchant for colorblocking. The brand was founded in Copenhagen in 1999 by a duo of female creative directors, Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave. This season, Baum und Pferdgarten offer a breath of fresh air with contrasting themes-tailored suits and billowing skirts, metallic fabrics and delicate pastels.
Famous for its splashy poppy print, Marimekko is a master of larger-than-life patterns. The Finnish brand is helmed by new creative director this season, Danish Rebekka Bay who formerly designed for Gap, Uniqlo, Everlane, and H&M brand Cos. Bay's debut collection stays true to the brand's iconic graphic prints, underscored by clean shapes.
In just three years since its inception, brother-sister designed brand (Di)vision has already made its mark on the Copenhagen fashion scene. The brand is built on a foundation of sustainability, with most of its garments made from pre-existing materials. A youthful edge is clear throughout this season's collection, with rebellious reverse stitching and club-ready silhouettes.
Sleek and streamlined, Stockholm-based Hope emphasizes sharp tailoring and clean lines above all else, softened by touches of denim and graphic patterns. With an emphasis of gender neutrality-each garment is labeled with both a men's and women's size-progressiveness is at the core of the Scandinavian brand. This season's installment continues with the brand's tradition of modernity, with refined pieces in contemporary neutrals.
Designed to withstand the capricious weather of the Scandinavian region, Rains is the solution to looking chic amidst an unexpected downpour. The humble rubber raincoat gets a much-needed update with oversized silhouettes, waist-defining details, and luxurious waterproof fabrics. Rains' modern, utilitarian aesthetic is practical and polished for rain or shine.
With its creative approach to knitwear, A. Roege Hove is emerging as one of the rising stars of Scandi design. Each scultpural design highlights the body of its wearer in a refreshing way with strategic cutouts, sheer elements, and a curve-hugging fit. The latest installment is undeniably sexy yet tasteful, emphasizing the artistic quality of the human body with architectural shapes.