Copenhagen Fashion Week trends you’ll see everywhere in spring 2023

Those in the know, know: With cool-girl labels like Ganni and Rotate filling the calendar, Copenhagen Fashion Week have been low-key rewriting style codes for seasons – and spring 2023 is no exception. That’s exactly why we’ve rounded up the runway trends that inspire Scandis to dress as effortlessly smart as they do—and made them shoppable, for instant gratification. From ’90s-inspired cargo pants and cowboy boots to exposed nipples, there’s something here for everyone, whether you tend to err on the side of appropriate or mildly outrageous. See the seven trends we’re keeping an eye on below.


Cargo pants

Remember those baggy cargoes that you may or may not have been rocking in the 90s and/or early aughts? Well, it’s time to dig them out of your closet, because according to Gestuz and Samsøe Samsøe, the utilitarian pants are back⁠—and this time, the more pockets, the better. Comfort aside, what we love most about this trend is its versatility: pair yours with flats for a casual daytime look or platform heels for a night out—dare we say, dancing to contemporary R&B icons like Aaliyah and TLC .

CandaceGZ pants

Gestuz CandaceGZ pants

Paper bag waist Cargo pants

Ganni Paper Bag Waist Cargo Pants

Skunk Pants Camel Shiny

Holzweiler Skunk Pants Camel Shiny

Socks and sandals

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Lovechild 1979

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Divisive, sure, but the combination of socks and sandals continues to reinvent itself from fashion faux pas to runway must-have. Double down with a pair of sporty chunky scented sandals from Baum und Pferdgarten, or go subtle (and office-appropriate) with a sheer sock in the same shade as the models did at Lovechild 1979.

National Sandal Black

Holzweiler National Sandal Black

Lainey socks

Baum und Pferdgarten Lainey Socks

Chill Out Sf Shoes

Baum und Pferdgarten Chill Out Sf Shoes

Easy customization

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Mark Kenly Domino Tan

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Mandates to return to the office can be daunting, and that’s without considering the wardrobe change. Fortunately, the easy suit seen at Mark Kenly Domino Tan, Remain and Helmstedt offers a middle ground between comfortable and put together. Choose a colorful but neutral shade, like a deep blue or peachy pink, and let the compliments roll in for the morning meeting.

Symone Blazer Peachskin

Remain Symone Blazer Peachskin

Anjelica Vest Peachskin

Remain Anjelica Vest Peachskin

Kise Pants Peachskin

Remain Kise Pants Peachskin

Crochet tops

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On unbearably hot days, handmade tops woven with interlocking loops of yarn might just be the prettiest way to allow airflow. Remain and The Garment are two collections that have crochet on the top and sometimes even the bottom. Think of this as a decidedly more sophisticated take on festival style.

Milandran Cropped Crochet Organic Cotton Top

Roter Birger Christensen Milandran Cropped Crochet Organic Cotton Top

Cayley crochet cardigan in organic cotton

Baum und Pferdgarten Cayley crochet cardigan in organic cotton

Flower brooch

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Add a little something extra, and a little romantic, with a flower brooch, shown here at Saks Potts. There are plenty of ways to wear it, from around your neck and wrists to adorning the strap of your go-out top. It’s your choice.

Pink cotton tie - Berry Stripe

Saks Potts Pink Cotton Tie — Berry Stripe

Rosi scarf - Chocolate Dot

Saks Potts Rosi Scarf — Chocolate Dot

Rose Snake Brooch — Brown Snake

Saks Potts Rose Snake Brooch — Brown Snake

Exposed nipples

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A. Roege Hove

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Show a little or a lot. Concept knitwear brand A. Roege Hove has amassed a cult following for nipple liberation like you’ve never seen before. These NSFW dresses, cardigans and tops offer the tiniest amount of coverage, so you can decide how sheer or opaque you want.

Ivy Semisheer Knit Minidress in Black/Transparent

A. Roege Hove Ivy Semisheer Knit Mini Dress in Black/Transparent

Patricia Ladder Stitch Cotton Blend Cardigan in black

A. Roege Hove Patricia Ladder Stitch Cotton Blend Cardigan in black

Wilma Top — Black

Saks Potts Wilma Top — Black

Cowboy boots

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We’d argue that no guest left Ganni’s Spring/Summer 2023 show without seriously coveting a pair of cowboy boots. Everyone’s favorite Scandi label brought western vibes into CPHFW with modern takes on the classic style in cherry red, aqua and two-tone colors. Yeehaw, indeed.

Embroidered western leather boots

Ganni Embroidered Western Leather Boots

Bicolor Embroidered Western Boots

Ganni Bicolor Embroidered Western Boots

Embroidered western knee boots

Ganni Embroidered Western Knee Boots

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