Copenhagen's Fashion Scene Isn't What You'd Expect (Hint: It's All About Maximalism)

One might expect Copenhagen’s budding fashion scene to take note from the city’s prominent design aesthetic. The Danish are, after all, heroes of interiors and architecture. It would be reasonable to assume influence from Arne Jacobsen or Verner Panton and to see an affinity for functional design and clean tailoring over something ironic, exaggerated, or indulgent. But, as we watched the shows wrap up, it seemed this was not quite the case. The most notable designers experimented with unusual textures, otiose embellishment, and playful textiles. It was all very adventurous and theatrical, and out of the small Nordic fashion week emerged something awakening. Ahead, we rounded up the talent you’ll want to keep an eye on, and a look at the special moments from their shows.