Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall ‘22
February 1 – 4 saw the return of one of the fashion calendar’s most exciting schedules, Copenhagen Fashion Week. The ever-innovative offering of next gen creatives, streetwear- obsessed designers and sustainable-first brands continued to make their mark on the global fashion landscape for Fall ‘22.
The standout fashion week saw even more excitement as the Danish government lifted international travel restrictions just in time for the shows, adding to the palpable buzz of Copenhagen’s future-focused fashion showcase.
We saw innovative ethical creations from (Di)vision and Stine Goya alongside superb streetwear styles from Soulland and Holzweiler. Ganni continued to make its mark while newcomer Jade Cropper built up a hype that is sure to last.
Keep scrolling for Glossi Mag’s highlights.
Skateboarder Silas Adler has been building the highly-praised Soulland for twenty years, amassing a cult-like following from early on. To commemorate his design anniversary the streetwear aficionado brought forward a Fall ‘22 collection that serves as an “imaginary autobiography”. Adler displayed the much-loved design elements that have made a name for the brand, such as loose tailoring and cargo pockets, while experimenting with new playful techniques like crochet, jacquard and faux-fur.
Often regarded as one of the stand-out brands of Copenhagen Fashion Week, Ganni did not disappoint this season. Opting for a video performance rather than the usual runway presentation, we were gifted with delicate feminine elements such as silky fabrics and lace dresses contrasted with more masculine silhouettes and structured tailoring. Loosely inspired by 90s music icons such as P.J. Harvey and Bjork, this collection subtly tapped into the mixtape that motivates creative director Ditte Reffstrup.
Leading the next generation of Copenhagen’s future-forward fashion scene is (Di)vision, founded by brother-and-sister duo Simon and Nanna Wick. The upcycle-focused brand presented another workwear aesthetic outerwear collection, with an eclectic array of deadstock creations drawing on UFO and extraterrestrial inspirations. The brand’s adored Carhatt jacket mash-ups made an appearance next to scrapbook-esque patchworking and shirred pants. For added out-of-this-world effect an alien NFT, in collaboration with Adidas Originals and Brand New Vision, joined the show along with E.T. in the form of a short film.
Fall ‘22 saw the aptly-named ‘Weathering’ collection from Norwegian streetwear brand Holzweiler. The ready-to-wear pieces were made for all-weather dressing, with a motivation to display the decaying effects of the elements. Distressed design elements such as peeling paint and slashed denim were used to address the toxic environmental impacts of the fashion industry, while the brand continues to repurpose deadstock fabrics and archive items. The brand continues to move upward on the sustainability curve, with a range of exciting looks that are available to rent.
Stine Goya is another unstoppable eco-friendly brand that makes up the greenest fashion week’s army. Goya’s design house continues to up the sustainable ante, with aims to be at least 90 per cent sustainable by 2025. Fall ‘22 saw the introduction of a new range of rainwear, made from biodegradable rubber, while hand-painted then digitised prints, fluorescent designs and statement fabrics proved the designer’s mission statement that “sustainable choices don’t have to compromise style”.
Newcomer Jade Cropper was one of the most talked-about offerings in the lead up to Copenhagen Fashion Week. The emerging designer’s debut runway show solidified her status as an ambassador for the next generation, with a collection crafted solely by Cropper in her Stockholm studio using waste and recycled materials. The feminine offering of versatile looks was inspired by the Swedish creative’s grandmother; “a bold, liberated, woman living by her own rules”.
From season to season, Samsøe Samsøe continues to fuse its Scandinavian heritage with evolving cultures. Fall ‘22 served as a celebration of youth for the brand as creative director Meme Marta Fagiuoli played with a variety of proportions, slouchy fits and contrasting fitted form pieces. The brand’s mission to create “simple, unpretentiously stylish” collections was successful for yet another season, with a range of items made to flatter all figures and highlight the importance of attention to detail over gregarious pieces that fail to travel through trends.