5 Scandi Fashion Brands We Love
Founded in 2007 by Birgitte Raben, this Danish brand has become synonymous with relaxed classics and rainbow brights. Its colourful, patterned pieces have been a hit with fashion girls the world over – nothing encapsulates the Rabens Saloner aesthetic more than its natural dyeing techniques, all of which have been influenced by the cultures of Bali and East Asia.
The brand brought all the summer vibes to its SS23 show. Set against a pastel-hued decorated set, guests sat on imported Indonesian work chairs painted in mirrored chrome. The collection itself included bright flowy dresses, printed sets and sunset hues – all contrasted by blocky neutrals and boxy blazers.
Timeless, contemporary luxury is what Copenhagen-based Lovechild 1979 does best. Using both masculine and feminine influences, the brand comes up with tailored yet feminine Scandi silhouettes time and again – perfect for the modern woman.
Mia Kaapelgaard's first collection as creative director included a range of wardrobe staples spanning ribbed knits to leather trousers and even matching pea coats. Other highlights included relaxed, tailored separates and a smattering of petrol blue, cerise pink and bright purple.
Julie and Marie Skall launched their label back in 2014 and have become known for their sustainable take on fashion and effortless, elegant style. Growing up near the Danish coast, the sisters agree nature is a big influence across their designs – something particularly evident in their use of natural materials such as Danish wool, linen, organic cotton and recycled cashmere.
Against the backdrop of an idyllic summer day, the show took place on the terrace of Palm House – a historic site inside Copenhagen’s Botanical Garden. Models walked to a soundtrack featuring The Beatles, Junior Parker and Nina Simone, while the collection itself is said to have been inspired by India’s ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.
Baum Und Pfengarten
A cult brand on the Danish fashion scene, Baum Und Pferdgarten was founded in 1999 by Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave, both of whom played on their surnames to come up with the brand’s memorable moniker. Using beautiful fabrics, it’s known for creating memorable prints and playing with bold colours. Despite the rainbow brights, pieces still feel wearable and timeless.
The theme of the brand’s recent show was ‘time’ – which explains why it chose to revisit its most iconic pieces of collections past. Alongside hints at what their soon-to-be-released capsule collection of timepieces and costume jewellery with Danish watchmaker Skagen would look like, it also included typical signatures including flower prints, oversized styling, pinstripes, leopard print – plus, reinterpretations of the BP monogram. The colour palette marked the passage of time through the seasons, first with deep blues and black, then pops of purple and vanilla yellow, before green, cornflower blue made way for peach, pale green and tangerine.
Founded in 2020 by influencer Sophia Roe and her business partner Charlotte Eskildsen, The Garment designs timeless collections with a seasonless approach. Attention to detail is evident in the sustainable, natural and recycled materials – the quality of which is of the utmost importance to the founders.
For SS23, the audience was presented with a slightly dressier and more resort-ready aesthetic – past collections have tended to focus on a more masculine silhouette. From the opening look of a fringed crochet bra top with a matching skirt through to the sophisticated evening looks, the Los Angeles influence was strong. It makes sense, seeing as that’s where Roe designed the majority of pieces.
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