The Copenhagen Fashion Week Trends You’ll See Everywhere in Spring 2023

Those who know, know: With cool-girl labels like Ganni and Rotate populating the calendar, Copenhagen Fashion Week has been low-key rewriting style codes for seasons—and spring 2023 is no exception. Which is precisely why we compiled the runway trends that are inspiring the Scandis to dress as effortlessly chic they do—and made them shoppable, for instant gratification. From ’90s-inspired cargo pants and cowboy boots to exposed nipples, there’s something for everyone here, whether you tend to err on the side of appropriate or slightly scandalous. Check out the seven trends we’re clocking below.

Cargo Pants

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Remember those baggy cargos you may or may not have rocked 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 trouser is back⁠—and, this time around, the more pockets, the better. Comfort aside, what we love most about this trend is the versatility: pair yours with flats for a casual daytime look, or platform heels for a night out⁠—dare we say dancing to R&B icons of the era like Aaliyah and TLC.

CandaceGZ Trousers

Gestuz CandaceGZ Trousers

Paper Bag Waist Cargo Pants

Ganni Paper Bag Waist Cargo Pants

Skunk Trouser Camel Shiny

Holzweiler Skunk Trouser Camel Shiny

Socks and Sandals

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Lovechild 1979

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Divisive, sure, yet the socks and sandals combination continues to reinvent itself from fashion faux pas to runway must-have. Double down with a sporty pair and chunky lug-sole sandals courtesy of Baum und Pferdgarten, or be subtle (and office-appropriate) with a sheer sock in the same hue, 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 Suiting

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Mark Kenly Domino Tan

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Return to office mandates can be daunting, and that’s without considering the wardrobe shift. Thankfully, the easy suiting seen at Mark Kenly Domino Tan, Remain, and Helmstedt offers a middle ground between comfy and put-together. Opt for a colorful yet neutral hue, like a deep blue or peachy pink, and let the compliments roll in at 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 unseasonably hot days, handcrafted tops woven with interlocking loops of yarn might just be the prettiest way to allow airflow. Remain and The Garment are two collections that featured crochet on the top, and sometimes even the bottom. Think of this as a decidedly more sophisticated take on festival style.

Crochet Bikini Top

Ganni Crochet Bikini Top

Milandran Cropped Crocheted Organic Cotton Top

Rotate Birger Christensen Milandran Cropped Crocheted Organic Cotton Top

Cayley Organic Cotton Crochet Cardigan

Baum und Pferdgarten Cayley Organic Cotton Crochet Cardigan

Floral Brooches

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Saks Potts

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Add a little something extra, and a bit romantic, with a floral brooch, shown here at Saks Potts. Options abound for how to wear, from your neck and wrist to adorning the strap of your going-out top. The choice is yours.

Rosa Cotton Tie — Berry Stripe

Saks Potts Rosa 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. Conceptual knitwear brand A. Roege Hove has amassed a cult following for freeing the nipple like you’ve never seen before. These NSFW dresses, cardigans, and tops offer the teeniest amount of coverage, so you can decide how sheer or opaque you want to go.

Ivy Semisheer Knit Minidress in Black /Transparent

A. Roege Hove Ivy Semisheer Knit Minidress 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 colorways. Yeehaw, indeed.

Embroidered Leather Western Boots

Ganni Embroidered Leather Western Boots

Bicolor Embroidered Western Boots

Ganni Bicolor Embroidered Western Boots

Embroidered Western Knee Boots

Ganni Embroidered Western Knee Boots

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