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Copenhagen Fashion Week A/W 2020

The Top 30 looks from Copenhagen

Baum und Pferdgarten
A lot of brown, a lot of rest, still some utility: that's the picture with tree and horse garden.
A lot of brown, a lot of rest, still some utility: that's the picture with tree and horse garden.

Cleaner, slimmer, more classic: these are the most important stylistic changes from Copenhagen Fashion Week. Flanked by several trade shows, which attract many German visitors, the event is becoming an increasingly important trend indicator. The focus was not only on an increasingly strict and determined sustainability agenda, but also on a fundamental change in volume and shapes.

This text was originally published in German and machine-translated into English.

Following several seasons of sweeping, extremely voluminous shapes, the new silhouettes with body-hugging and narrow styles stand out particularly clearly, made of crisp poplin at Baum und Pferdgarten or, at Cecilie Bahnsen, interpreted as knitwear. Volume now comes a lot more selectively, for example over sleeves.

Copenhagen Fashion Week: Top 30 Looks

Another new signal is the shift towards significantly cleaner, quieter looks. While this trend was already apparent in previous seasons at the big four show weeks of Milan, Paris, London and New York, it is now Copenhagen's turn. Although the show week in the Danish capital has been much more eclectic and noisy in comparison to the past, a little peace and quiet is now returning. This can be seen in significantly more tailoring, for example in the form of organza suits or suits that are combined with knitted pellerines.

The Seventies have also found their way onto Danish catwalks: bell-bottoms and tunics, as at Lala Berlin, are part of this development, as are corduroys at Lovechild 1979 and allover brown looks at Baum und Pferdgarten. A similar aesthetic presents itself in the form of knee-high boots over loose denims, knitted skirts, striking collars and a generally well-behaved, almost bourgeois style.

Other, smaller trends are also emerging. Significantly more layering, for example, is showing up in many collections. There are also many new material mixes to create tension: quilted to roughened to shiny surfaces. A lot of leather as well. Utility elements also continue to last, but are shown and dosed much more gently and feminine than in previous seasons. Thus, many new impulses are emanating from Copenhagen this season.

You can read more about the catwalk trends, the sustainability agenda and the CIFF and Revolver trade fairs from Wednesday, February 5, 5 p.m. in TW's E-Paper and from Thursday, February 6, in the printed edition.