Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21 highlights

Trendstop gives FashionUnited readers an insight into the FW20 -21 edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Copenhagen Fashion Week opened for Fall/Winter 201-21, with the announcement of its Sustainability Action Plan. The aim of the two-year strategy is two-pronged, designed to not only make Copenhagen Fashion Week itself zero-waste by 2022, it also targets industry-wide reform to reduce environmental impact, supporting designers via access to alternative eco-friendly resources to offsetting the carbon emissions of the their international contingent of guests. From 2023, brands will have to meet a set of sustainability standards in order to exhibit. Trendstop’s comprehensive, global catwalk coverage and accompanying trend galleries bring you all the latest Fashion Week updates, evaluating each trend’s commercial value and longevity, to give you the best possible basis for your decision making.

This week, FashionUnited readers get an exclusive look at three key trends emerging from the top shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Outdoor themes take centre stage in The Great Outdoors and The Puffa Rework that reinvents an outdoor sports staple. Soft and Supple Leathers introduces an essential material for the season that will be informing across apparel, footwear and accessories categories.

The Puffa Rework

Classic cocooning winter puffas are given a feminine twist as padded and quilted fabrics are remade to flatter the female form. Silhouettes retain their volume but come in lighter weights for a floaty effect or cinched to create an hourglass shape. Matte finishes, hanky hems, lace embossing and frilled edge collars introduce a girlish contrast to previously outdoor sport aesthetics.

Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21 highlights
Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: Ganni, Cecilie Bahnsen, Designers Remix, all Fall Winter 2020-21

The Great Outdoors

Getting back to nature and braving the elements inspired a host of elevated outerwear options and cold weather styling. Outward bound-inspired graphic knits and rain macs were teamed with matching bed rolls, woollen beanies, bungee cord trims and rubberised bucket hats. Carrying the theme into footwear, many designers teamed their collections with Wellington-like long boots.

Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21 highlights
Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: Holzweiler, Wood Wood, Rains, all Fall Winter 2020-21

Soft and Supple Leathers

A key material for FW20-21, leathers featured heavily across the Copenhagen collections. Supple, lightweight, unlined skins create feminine silhouettes that cling to the body or add volume via soft ruched or puffed sleeves. Subtle polished shine enhances the luxury appeal of clean lined dresses with unexpected contrast elements coming from colour pop leather accessories or mixed fabric detailing.

Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21 highlights
Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: Ganni, Stand Studio, Mykke Hofmann, all Fall Winter 2020-21

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