Dressing for the weather was a heavy theme this season, with brands like Skall Studio, Stine Goya, and Remain presenting transitional pieces one could wear pretty much anywhere and anytime.
Copenhagen Fashion Week continues to elevate its status as a global fashion destination, drawing an impressive international audience of press and buyers for the unveiling of the Spring Summer 2024 collections. The city’s streets have become a canvas for individual style, an inspiring spectacle that captivates the senses of both visitors and locals alike. Various designers have crafted collections that captured the essence of Copenhagen through the eyes of a tourist.
Copenhagen Fashion Week featured an impressive roster of well-known and up-and-coming Scandinavian labels, showing their most recent collections on the global stage during the spring/summer 2024 season. However, CPHFW’s persistent dedication to sustainability is what sets it apart from other fashion weeks. The event’s organisers have gone above and above to make significant changes to the way it is run, hoping to not only inspire but also start real change across the whole fashion industry as it moves towards a more sustainable future.
The highlights from the enthralling spring/summer 2024 runway displays, where famous designers like Stine Goya, Saks Potts, and many more took centre stage, are below. Get ready to see some of the stunning visions that graced Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Stine Goya unveiled her latest collection, appropriately named ‘Homecoming’, right outside her residence. Embracing the spirit of togetherness, models emerged from various houses, gracefully parading before eventually converging at a splendid dinner table that extended along the entire length of the runway. The collection itself exuded a sense of nostalgia, mirroring the sentimental ambience of the event. Stine Goya drew inspiration from delightful floral motifs, incorporating prints inspired by roses, daisies, and her beloved orchids from the neighbourhood flower shop. This amalgamation of heartfelt nostalgia and vibrant prints created a collection that not only celebrated the designer’s connection to her home but also captured the essence of the street-party dinners that define Copenhagen’s vibrant spirit.
“SS24 is driven by the pursuit for ‘home’ and the many facets of what that means to different people and communities around the world,” she told us. “For me, ‘home’ transcends physical boundaries. When approaching the creation of this collection, I felt the overwhelming urge to look back on our development and delve into some of my early styling references from when I first started the brand. I felt so re-engaged and inspired by these earlier parts of myself, and throughout this creative process, it began to feel more and more like I was coming home to myself as a designer – coming back to my roots.”
Ganni’s latest show marked the end of the season by tackling a controversial and timely subject – the impact of artificial intelligence (AI). To add to the grandeur, the show featured a captivating appearance by the new-era supermodel Paloma Elsesser.
The influence of AI pervaded every aspect of the show, starting from the initial concept inspired by ChatGPT to a mesmerising runway adorned with “talking” trees. The stars aligned when Ganni’s creative director, Ditte Reffstrup, crossed paths with the remarkable AI artist, Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm, known for her profound and philosophical perspective on AI. Collaborating with Cecilie, the Ganni team gave birth to a Ganni AI specifically for the show, seeking to manifest the spirit of AI in a tangible and organic form. Trees, being powerful symbols of hope and life, emerged as the natural choice to embody this AI presence on the runway.
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“The city of Copenhagen is the inspiration behind this collection – a city that’s our home and a constant source of inspiration for us,” the designers, Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave said, “We wanted to give everyone a taste of this city and all of the things it has to offer.”
The collection reflected a diverse tapestry of influences. Prominent landmarks, the vibrant local community, eye-catching graffiti, and the picturesque harbour, playing a role in shaping the design choices and elements throughout the collection. This amalgamation of inspirations harmoniously merges to offer a tantalising glimpse into the captivating spirit of Copenhagen.
Rotate’s SS24 collection by designers Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars can be best defined as a harmonious blend of intricate sophistication and punkish rebellion. The designers drew inspiration from the Nineties fashion scene, where London-based designers fused punk and couture to create a new style. The collection featured a vibrant array of elements, including vinyl black dresses, corset belts, sequin knickers, oversized hats, and ruffled gowns. This entertaining collection is sure to garner widespread attention on social media platforms, particularly the eveningwear.
Saks Potts hosted a beach-front show, exuding a refreshing blend of nostalgia and innovation, maintaining a playful and vivacious vibe. Keeping in line with the Noughties aesthetic, the show featured slip dresses, neck-tie scarfs, and belt bags, all reimagined with a contemporary twist.
A. ROEGE HOVE
A. Roege Hove presented a fresh interpretation of knitwear for the spring/summer of 2024. The new collection was influenced by the radiant essence of summer, vividly portrayed using sunshine yellow hues, delicate translucent textures, and spirited cropped patterns. Amalie Hove, the innovative mind behind the modern knitwear brand, continues to embrace the label’s distinctive approach of incorporating transparency to revolutionise knitwear, imbuing it with a more alluring and invigorating touch.