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The professionals: Copenhagen Fashion Week’s leading designers

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Verena Schepperheyn

Verena Schepperheyn

As August arrives, so too does Copenhagen Fashion Week, complete with a schedule to see out the summer in style - quite literally. The CPHFW SS18 collections hitting the catwalk from the 8th to the 12th August bring together both new and better known designers, all driving the innovative aesthetic the Danes have become notorious for. In previous years, weve seen novel fabrics combined with contemporary shapes, debuts from designers such as Stine Goya, and a representation of both Danish and international talent. As youll find out over the next few days if you follow us on Instagram this is one of our favourite fashion events. And to give you a taste of what to expect weve selected five of this years more established designers to show you what the Danes can do. Youre welcome.

Verena Schepperheyn

 

 

Verena Schepperheyn

After launching her contemporary menswear label in Berlin, Verena Schepperheyn has developed a collection portfolio thats a masterclass in mens tailoring. The designers specialities include embroidery, statement prints and textile manipulation in pieces that maintain a sharp, masculine shape. Her AW17 collection was all about stripes we loved the cropped trousers and flourishes of graphic embroidery; a modern take on the traditional pinstriped suit.

Verena Schepperheyn

In previous seasons, glittered looks, and sheer shirting have transgressed from standardised masculinity, proving Schepperheyns cutting-edge credentials.

 

Nicholas Nybro

 Nicholas Nybro

Another designer who likes to challenge the norm, Nicolas Nybros calling cards are conceptual clothing and costumes - his most recent AW17 lookbook displays perfectly how his work challenges modern beauty standards. Pink sweatshirts embellished with giant pearls, and peach ruffled dresses meet oversized accessories, proving that not all Danish design is minimal.

Sia Nicholas Nybro

And you may be more familiar with his designs than you think epic haired popstrel Sia sported one of his more flamboyant pieces for the 2016 Voice finale. Granted, a giant bow isnt for everyone, but his slogan sweatshirts make just as much of a statement.

Nicholas Nybro

Stine Goya

 

Fashion must be playful’ – thats the mission statement from Danish designer Stine Goya, and its easy to see this inspiration in her clothes. Collections are designed to encourage women to express their individualityand flowing jumpsuits and trouser suits offer a relaxed, comfortable femininity. If you thought Hilary Clinton had dibs on the pantsuit, think again.

Stine Goya

Ivan Grundahl

 Ivan Grundahl

Creative director Roy Krejberg has continued Danish brand Ivan Grundahls rebellious edge since he took the helm. The label started in 1973, but since then, its created a signature style that puts a twist on uniform dressing by using distressed materials and layering. The AW17 collection saw dark shades and structured outerwear - if you like a slightly grunge aesthetic and youre looking for a new, cooler take on it then you may have just found your style inspo.

Ivan Grundahl

Martin Asbjørn

Martin Asbjorn

And to finish, were coming back to where we started, mens tailoring. It seems only fitting to end with Martin Asbjørn, a label that was founded in Copenhagen in 2012, whose mixing of sharp and soft tailoring creates an elegant, yet relaxed feel, summing up exactly what Copenhagen fashion is all about. The SS17 collection brought together statement checked suits with t-shirts, and suede khaki jackets tough and princely all rolled into one.

Martin Asbjørn

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