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The New Designers To Watch (and Shop!) From Copenhagen Fashion Week

  • August 12, 2023

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, the spring 2024 season of Copenhagen Fashion Week began at the Design Museum, where Danish designer A. Roege Hove presented a collection of structured, modern knitwear made with a near zero-waste production technique. The show opened with a sheer, white top embellished with silver beads that is part of the brand’s new partnership with century-old Danish design brand Georg Jenson. One might say that this particular garment—a sustainably made piece from an emerging designer who is paying homage to Denmark’s history—is emblematic of Copenhagen Fashion Week and its emerging talent.

An emphasis on sustainability and Danish design heritage are apparent in every detail of the five-day extravaganza. Presenting designers are required to meet sustainability guidelines set forth by the organization of Copenhagen Fashion Week in order to show. Plant-based materials, waste-reduction techniques, and paired-back collections prove that the city’s approach to fashion is not merely a marketing tactic. Meanwhile, the personal narratives behind each collection reveal dedication to the growing design community in Copenhagen. The city’s established brands—such as Cecilie Bahnsen, Saks Potts, and of course the #GanniGirls—may have paved the way for Copenhagen-based designers, but a new cohort of talent sets forth a fresh perspective on Scandi-girl style each season.

Although this year’s emerging designers run the gamut in terms of aesthetics, their shared sustainability ethos, appreciation for wearable clothing, and approach to storytelling make their distinct collections feel cohesive. Among the designers that presented their spring 2024 shows this season, here are the ones to watch, and shop, now.

Mark Kenly Domino Tan, Spring 2024, Photo Courtesy of Andrea Adriani

After fine-tuning his skills at Dior, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen, designer Mark Kenly Domino Tan set out to create his eponymous brand with an emphasis on tailoring and textiles in 2014. In the

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