To be able to participate in this season’s CPHFW, brands must meet a series of sustainability requirements for their collections. Backstage, designers were talking about certifications, dead stock and upcycling, but those changes were invisible upstage, where the focus was on the clothes and the stunning venues this fashion week is known for.
Northern Europe is cold and electricity prices are soaring. This season is very important to keep warm; sweaters and outerwear are everywhere, and shearling and soft teddy bear textures are very popular. As the planet warms and snow seems to be becoming more elusive, designers look to the slopes for inspiration; and a lot of winter whites. Designers also miss the relaxed ease of the Rave silhouette, the ’80 shoulders seen throughout the collection and on the street. The once-ubiquitous printed dresses seem to have gone into hibernation, but the artful patterns live on, and now they’re making a splash on winter jackets.
We Are the World
Copenhagen Fashion Week’s sustainability action plan is in place this season.