Copenhagen consistently ranks as the happiest city on earth, and we’re starting to wonder if that has something to do with its uber-cool fashion week, #CPHFW, taking place this week. Showcasing the best of Nordic Europe’s emerging designers and some industry stalwarts as well—Diesel Black Gold, By Malene Birger and Norse Projects, among others—the event highlights Scandinavia’s huge fashion community. Expect cameos from top Danish models including Josephine Skriver, who walked the runway at Freya Dalsjø, and Emilie Ellehauge, who was spotted at Lala Berlin.
Copenhagen Fashion Week presents an amazing opportunity to preview next spring’s trends before the main fashion weeks take place in September—and not only at the shows. Scandinavians love their fashion and boast fresh, unpretentious, avant-garde style, so the bloggers and editors hanging out in the streets are just as likely to inspire as the designers.
Below, our 10 favorite snaps of #CPHFW thus far.
Scandinavians love their bikes, and blogger Celine Aagaard elevates the everyday staple with her fuzzy jacket and Gucci bag.
How gorge is Josephine Skriver’s Old Hollywood hair and ’90s nude matte lip? She owned the Freya Dalsjø show. @lukarone
Outdoor shows held in the streets are common at the super-inclusive #CPHFW.
The scene at Barbara Igongini offers proof that the wet-hair look might outlast the summer, replete with chunky black extensions for a touch of goth.
This FKA twigs lookalike is giving us major envy with her gold forehead chain, reflective sunglasses and lavender-hued hair.
These gorgeous prints by Poppy Rose will fit right into our wardrobe come spring—or even earlier with a pair of wool tights and chunky boots.
Whomever these chic Danish ladies are, we want the number of their colorist and the entire contents of their wardrobe ASAP.
The Original Clogs
Swedish Hasbeens at #CPHFW! Proof that the '70s trend is going strong and that good things have come from Scandinavia for centuries.
Light And Lovely
Prints to die for, daytime pajamas and happy, grinning models stole the show at Freya Dalsjø.
Our newest hair obsession spotted in Copenhagen: Wrap a skinny braid around your ponytail for a subtle but stunning effect.