+ 3 designers on our radar
Copenhagen Fashion Week is a trendsetter not only in fashion but sustainability too. Showcasing bold Scandinavian design, CPHFW is a step above the rest with its newly instated Sustainability Action Plan, which is set to establish environmental requirements that will be followed by over 1,600 brands by next year. We were excited to see so many brands already on an eco-friendly path putting forth fun trends that are sure to inspire fashionistas everywhere this year!
Trends worth Noting
Plenty of Pleats
Providing some unexpected volume and lots of twirl-ability, pleats are a trend you’ll want to test come fall! Designers didn’t shy away from placing pleats practically anywhere this season, and they’re sure to add the playful touch you need for any occasion.
This isn’t your grandma’s cardigan. Many brands showed sexy takes on traditional comfy knitwear, perfect for those of us who are still hanging on to Zoom happy hours that can be conveniently exited with a “Wi-Fi mishap.” Be warned, these pieces with cool cutouts and slinky ties might even have you picking out the perfect heels to match and making your first reservation in years!
The puffer pieces shown this season give a stylish update to this winter staple. From puffer shorts to scarves, skirts, and unique jackets, there was no shortage of the fluffy fabric on the runway. There’s no doubt that the designers of CPHFW have mastered making cold chic.
Designers on our Radar
Living by the motto, “create from what already is,” (Di)vision makes unisex collections primarily from pre-existing materials. The brand’s transparency is exceptional – producing, designing, photographing, and shipping all from their own Copenhagen-based studio.
Baum und Pferdgarten
Committed to providing full supply chain transparency by 2024 and upping standards on ethical animal treatment and substituting plastic, Baum und Pferdgarten is surely leading the way to a better fashion future. They’ve even committed to providing free mending at their flagship store, helping to activate the circular fashion system we need.
A newly launched brand established in 2020, Jade Cropper is a brand we can’t wait to keep watching! The ethos of Jade Cropper centers on creating energetic yet imperfect designs that can be multifunctional and unconventional. Sticking to a sustainable mission, the brand uses waste, deadstock, and recycled materials.