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Street Style: Copenhagen Fashion Week AW23 30
Photography Eseniya Araslanova

Copenhagen street style explodes beyond the confines of Scandi-core

…from ultra-layered mis-matched prints to supersized knitwear and Tumblr-core leather looks

If there’s anything we’ve come to learn from Copenhagen Fashion Week, it’s that there’s no singular meaning to Scandi style. For AW23, as designers employed CPHFW’s new 18-point sustainability action plan to subvert the eco-fashion rulebook, audience-members continued to challenge Nordic-wear as we know it as they paraded across Denmark’s capital, kicking off another hectic fashion season.

As lensed by photographer Eseniya Araslanova, Copenhagen’s showgoers leaned into mis-matched, eclectic styles with hot pink feathered tops layered-up over dress shirts and ties, tartan mini-skirts tucked over graffiti-printed floral trousers, and 70s-style oversized fur coats paired with metallic pants. Elsewhere, guests channeled darker, Tumblr-core style through punky all-leather looks, Chopova Lowena skirts worn with chunky lace-up shoes, and Matty Healy-worthy suiting.

That’s not to say that the signature Scandinavian look was not on display. This time, however, wrap-around scarves were supersized and draped like blankets, minimalist suiting was updated with hand-crocheted patchwork, knitwear was layered and paired with statement boots, and denim came patterned or stitched-up with playful embroidery. Click through the gallery above to see more of the best street style looks from CPHFW AW23.