New York Fashion Week is just around the corner, but those in the know are well aware that what has become known as Fashion Month has already (unofficially) started. The latest fall/winter 2024 fashion shows took place in Denmark, home to It-girl brands including Ganni, Cecilie Bahnsen, and more, during Copenhagen Fashion Week—and if you’re keen on knowing what the major cool-girl trends will be next season, this industry event is not one to miss.
As with every set of runway shows, there are bound to be a handful of trends that will surface come the following season. To keep you ahead of the curve, I’ve ID’ed what you need to know from the best CPHFW fall/winter 2024 shows. From larger-than-life bags and elegant gloves to tailoring, see the Scandinavian city’s best 2024 fashion trends worth adding to your fall mood board, below.
The time has come for you to put those micro bags into storage; oversized handbags, from totes to clutches, were a mainstay on the Copenhagen runways. Whether you sport them in the crook of your arm as an exaggerated clutch, over your shoulder like an undeniably chic backpack, or just tote it in your hand like your favorite designer bag, prepare to carry all the necessities and then some with this major bag trend for fall.
Most people are longing for the days when they can strip off their layers for the spring and summer weather, but fashion is always one season ahead—and that means knitwear. Yes, scarves are often an afterthought when one’s getting dressed to embrace the cold, but next season—according to Forza, MKDT Studio, and Lovechild 1979—it’ll be all about letting the final layer be the hero of your outfit. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be warm and cozy during the fall and winter months?
Tailoring is nothing new to the runways, but Danish designers are adding a touch of cool to their offerings. We saw workwear with an edge at Mfpen, which debuted its first women’s collection for fall 2024, featuring safety pins as the embellishment of note on its pieces. Other brands opting for put-together pieces were Baum und Pfergarden and The Garment.
In case you haven’t already heard, sheer fashion isn’t going anywhere anytime soon—and this season proves it. Yes, there will be sheer skirts and dresses, like those shown at Forza and Rotate, but this time around, designers are taking a bit of an unexpected approach to the trend. Remain styled its pieces with sheer knee-high boots while The Garment opted for voluminous sheer gloves, styled on their own or over winter coats.
Those of you who’ve been on the fence about investing in the bubble skirt trend can rest easy and finally get on board. This ’80s-inspired hem was spotted at Niklas Skovgard, Remain, and others, which tells me we’re about to see this look everywhere come fall.
Looking for a new way to accessorize? Consider something for your arms like arm warmers or long, opera-length gloves. Paolina Russo creates eye-catching knitwear with a touch of grunge, and that includes amazing (and comfortable) arm warmers. If you prefer traditional gloves, Wood Wood featured long knit options while Rotate let its sheer version act as an embellishment for one of its bridal looks.