In the world of fashion, where globalization often takes center stage, there’s an undeniable charm in the allure of local creations. It’s a perfect manifestation of individualism on a broader canvas. The Spring 2024 collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week echoed the sentiment by showcasing a lineup of Scandi swag with cult-like potential. Here are a few Scandi-dandi accessories from Fashion Week that are set to be marked as trailblazers!
Tuuli-Tytti Koivula’s Blumental Flower Bag
Tuuli-Tytti Koivula, an Aalto University graduate, showcased her graduate thesis during CPHFW as part of the Alpha Talent program. Her collection, named Blumental, earned her the top honor. Her goal, as she articulates, was to conjure “flowers blooming through the snow,” an ode to the warmth of summer amid the Finnish winters. This romantic idea finds form in her bags, infused with sustainable wool wadding, and adorned with hand-designed prints, crochet, and embroidery. Helsinki-based stylist Aino Collin sported Koivula’s statement bag at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Cecilie Bahnsen’s Sophie Bag
Cecilie Bahnsen, renowned for her ethereal designs, offers her delicate bags as a gateway to her dreamlike universe. These bags stand as objects of art themselves, bearing ruffle details and petite bows akin to her dresses. Bahnsen’s meticulousness extends to materials, deeming each fabric as a precious entity. The bags, introduced in 2021 as part of the Encore upcycling initiative, have also grabbed the limelight at Copenhagen Fashion Week and have secured their place in the brand’s main collections.
All-In’s Level Boots
All-In, helmed by Bror August Vestbø and Benjamin Barron, captured hearts at Copenhagen Fashion Week with their Level boots. These designers are adept at upcycling, merging elements of couture and pop culture. A melding of kitten-heel slingback and a sleeve from a previous collection, these boots are not just footwear but transformative art pieces. What sets them apart is the detachable sleeves that can be swapped out, allowing the shoe design to evolve with time.
Hodakova’s Triangle and Baguette Belt Bags
Ellen Hodakova Larsson, the creative force behind her eponymous label, weaves a sense of magical realism into her creations, which was evident at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Her belt bags, a manifestation of her ethos of “converted goods, the tempo of time,” are woven with a myriad of buckles, tracing back to the brand’s inception in 2021. Her collaboration with Gucci Continuum led to a fusion of her design. With the Triangle bag, Larsson stacks belts, forging a minimalist evolution of the iconic Hodakova buckle belt bag.