7 Sweet Summer Styling Tips From Copenhagen’s Coolest
Copenhagen Fashion Week came and went for another season, filling the streets of the Danish capital with fashion’s coolest, who battled the rainy weather to see what the Scandinavian designers had to offer for Spring/Summer 2020.
The schedule hosted more brands than ever before, with mainstays like Ganni, Cecilie Bahnsen and Baum und Pferdgarten sitting alongside newcomers such as Stand, Saks Potts and MUF10. We know the street stylers have a plethora of styling tips and tricks to take home, from serotonin-boosting clashing prints to fruit salad colour combinations, but which looks did we make a mental note of from the shows?
Whether you make your legs the main event with some jazzy hosiery, find your beach-to-bar get-up or look to the ’70s for your new knit shapes, the catwalks didn’t disappoint this season. Click through to find our favourite looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week SS20.
Sloaney Layering at Holzweiler
Holzweiler is an Oslo-based brand and a total family affair – the label started in 2012, in brother and sister Andreas and Susanne’s garage – but their vision is upping Copenhagen Fashion Week’s game tenfold. This season, dreamy neutrals of buttery yellow, sand and charcoal were interwoven through a collection offering thoughtful wardrobe staples for fans of COS and a Phoebe Philo-era Celine.
The look we’ll be taking home with us is this Sloane-style layering trick. We’ll be upgrading our classic trench for something with checked detailing, throwing over a Princess Di knit (and matching yellow socks), before finishing off with chunky sandals.
COS Cocoon Cotton Sweatshirt, $49, available at COS
Vince Ribbed Cotton Sweater, $190, available at Net-A-Porter
Miu Miu Ruffled Mohair-blend Sweater, $530, available at Net-A-Porter Arket French Terry Sweatshirt, $35, available at Arket
Ballerina Skirts at Cecilie Bahnsen
Cecilie Bahnsen is a real highlight at Copenhagen Fashion Week thanks to the romantic drama she brings to the schedule. Her shows are often breathtaking, with a haunting soundtrack; for SS20 she set her collection to the backdrop of a windy jetty in the city’s harbour, enhancing the movement of her pieces and the flushed colour of her models’ cheeks.
While her delicate dresses are always dreamy, this season we were taken with a skirt – specifically, an ankle-skimming skirt fit for a ballerina, complete with bows and a scalloped hem. We’re following suit and pairing ours with fitted knits and sweet sandals.
Thierry Colson Odette Striped Midi Skirt, $305, available at MatchesFashion.com
Mango Soft Fabric Midi Skirt, $40.99, available at Mango
Simone Rocha Bubble-hem Taffeta Midi Skirt, $995, available at MatchesFashion.com Zara Wrinkled Effect Skirt, $29.99, available at Zara
Knits ‘N’ Slips at SAMSØE SAMSØE
Showing at Copenhagen’s National Gallery,
SAMSØE SAMSØE ‘s SS20 collection made us want to run to the nearest beach. Wide-brimmed bucket hats were paired with beach bags, throw-it-on-and-go dresses were styled simply with silk hair scarves, and picnic rug-esque gingham came in candied pinks and peaches.
Our favourite look was this blue and cream ensemble, which we’d wear to a sunny waterfront lunch, whipping off the zip-up knit and hat come sunset. The silk dress and sandals are ideal for an evening drinking Camparis ’til the early hours.
& Other Stories Satin Midi Slip Dress, $69, available at & Other Stories
La Perla Periwinkle Silk Long Slip, $144, available at La Perla
COS Long Silk Slip Dress, $135, available at COS Lee Mathews Rose Silk-satin Slip Dress, $379, available at mytheresa
Swing Shirts and Bike Shorts at Baum und Pferdgarten
Inspired by dancers’ wardrobes – think wraparound fastenings, open backs and cropped silhouettes – Baum und Pferdgarten’s SS20 show had ice cream hues aplenty. Organza featured heavily, most notably as sheer bucket hats, which we’ll be donning at the next festival in summer’s calendar.
The most playful look we’ll be trying is this tie-up swing shirt layered over jazzy cycling shorts. Above-the-knee leggings have been ruling street style for the past few years, but paired with a hyperfeminine blouse (as opposed to a slogan tee and oversized blazer) is how we’ll be wearing them in the coming months.
Stella McCartney Floral-print Jersey Shorts, $276.5, available at Net-A-Porter
Weekday Alessia Bike Shorts, $8, available at Weekday
Nanushka Biker Stretch Shorts, $100, available at Net-A-Porter & Other Stories Fitted Cycling Shorts, $15, available at & Other Stories
Grandpa Vests at Ganni
Ganni celebrated its 10th anniversary this season by returning to the hotel tennis court where it hosted its very first show. The rainy forecast didn’t faze the models, who danced around to MØ’s energetic live performance, wearing a more grown-up iteration of the brand’s signature cool-girl aesthetic.
Our hero look was this truly ’70s grandpa number, complete with dagger collared shirt, snakeskin riding boots and a beige button-up sweater vest. We’re rooting around the nearest charity shop for patterned and embroidered sweater vests to go over everything from plain white tees to silk blouses.
& Other Stories Cotton Blend Knit Turtleneck Vest, $59, available at & Other Stories
BEYOND RETRO Sleeveless Geometric Pattern Vest, $20, available at Beyond Retro
Gucci Plaid Wool Sleeveless Sweater, $620, available at MatchesFashion.com BEYOND RETRO Lurex Vest, $19, available at Beyond Retro
Yayoi Kusama Spots at Saks Potts
Saks Potts, known for its vibrant fur coats loved by every influencer worth their salt, presented a more refined and sleek aesthetic for SS20. While fuchsia still featured, indigo denim and chocolate browns replaced the previous every-colour-of-the-rainbow offering, while playful nods to Americana rodeo aesthetics kept things fun.
We added so many pieces to our next-season wish list, but this red and white pleated polka dot dress had us dreaming of Yayoi Kusama. We’ll take our lead from the show and pair with cowboy boots, and wear everywhere from desk to drinks.
Kitri Lana Polka Dot Vintage Dress, $145, available at Kitri
Rixo London Rixo Agyness Polka Dot Print Tiered Dress, $305, available at Browns
Topshop Spot Bardot Dress, $49, available at Topshop Alessandra Rich Asymmetric Polka-dot Silk Crepe De Chine Dress, $1182, available at Net-A-Porter
Fancy Legs at Stine Goya
Stine Goya always puts on the most joyful show at Copenhagen Fashion Week, and this season was no exception. Green, blue and pink fringing hung from the ceiling and larger-than-life hand sculptures set the scene, while models strutted and vogued all over the space.
Each and every piece was colourful and playful but this pink and green look was our stand-out. We’ve been infatuated with the zingy colour combination and romantic babydoll dresses all summer, but pairing them with statement-making hosiery takes it up 10 notches. We’ll be making our legs the main event from now on.
Gucci Strawberry-jacquard Tights, $120, available at MatchesFashion.com
ASOS DESIGN Asos Design 50 Denier Tights In Hot Pink, $6, available at ASOS
Falke Polka-dot 15 Denier Tights, $20, available at Net-A-Porter Calzedonia Mesh Floral-patterned Tights, $5.5, available at Calzedonia
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