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The Coolest Scandi-Approved Brands to Get on Your Radar for 2024

Copenhagen's fashionable status is on the rise and it's not without merit. The rise of Scandi chic is only growing in influence, thanks to its vibrant color palette, inclusive way of dressing and unique approach to design, and on an industry level, Copenhagen's fashion week showcases are becoming more of a staple within the seasonal calendar.

As a result, more and more of us are starting to look to the distinctive locale for inspiration on what clothes to wear, what products to buy and most importantly: how to use and style them. With that in mind, the Danish fashion market is one that's continually growing and expanding to offer new and emerging beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands for us to discover. That's where the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair comes in, a bi-annual trade fair that showcases the best of the best in terms of rising brands, and helps its attendees discover what's worth investing in for the season ahead.

As guests of CIFF once again for a new season, Hypebae went down to check out the fair's impressive roster of cool brands, curating a must-have list across apparel, accessories, skincare and beauty. From Swedish hosiery and Y2K denim to organic basics (literally) and handcrafted homeware, allow our curated list to be your ultimate guide to Scandi chic.

Read on for our list of the best brands from Copenhagen's International Fashion Fair 2024.

Swedish Stockings

Swedish hosiery label Swedish Stockings was born from the learning that most traditional pantyhose are crafted with petroleum, and as a result, has a desire to promote more sustainable design processes. With pantyhose being one of the most consumed garments within womenswear, the brand hopes to instil more responsible practises while still creating luxury, fashion-forward products.

Organic Basics

With Danish brand Organic Basics, its ethos is pretty much in its name. Designed in Copenhagen, the brand's comfort-oriented pieces are made to be both "earth and people-friendly," with a distinct focus on sustainable design. Creating pieces for all bodies, the brand prides itself on making good quality basics that stand the test of time.

Dr. Denim

 

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Swedish label Dr. Denim focuses on creating youthful denim silhouettes created with a timeless approach. The brand is of the mind that use of the word sustainability has hit its peak over the years, and that focusing on volume of product is what will make the biggest impact. Offering a slew of unique silhouettes, Dr. Denim aims to create pieces that you'll love forever, before passing on to friends or family and giving them a second life.

Gestuz

 

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Contemporary fashion label GESTUZ was founded back in 2008, inspired by the vintage aesthetic of the founder's own wardrobe. Rooted in Scandinavian design heritage, the womenswear label looks to gently "disrupt" classic silhouettes, while operating with a responsible design process that aims to use majority certified and documented materials. GESTUZ also recently launched a resell platform, to encourage wearers of the brand to reduce and reuse.

Won Hundred

Won Hundred is a Copenhagen-based fashion label founded in 2004 by Nikolaj Nielsen. Offering a range of both menswear and womenswear styles, the brand prioritizes wearability and affordable pricing, whilst ensuring to follow responsible design principles and utilizing organic cotton.

Nadia Wire

 

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Nadia Wire is a Danish knitwear designer who studied at London's Central Saint Martins. Ahead of launching her own label, the designer worked for the likes of Stine Goya and Iris Van Herpen and now, her eclectic designs are garnering their own cult fanbase in Copenhagen. Offering a range of dresses, cardigans and tops adorned with bold slogans and vivid colors, Nadia Wire is not for the faint of hearted.

Verden

 

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Verden, which translates to "the earth" in Danish, is a natural fragrance brand which feature products across bath, bodycare and homeware. Founded by the team behind VOTARY Skincare, the emerging label focuses on the powerful role that nature plays in our lives (and our skincare) and offers 100% cruelty-free and vegan products.

Raaw Alchemy

 

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Award-winning clean beauty brand RAAW Alchemy specializes in curated ingredients chosen for their specific benefits. Created with the aim of "infusing your skin with pure plant power," the brand's extensive offering utilizes ingredients like Blue Tansy, Tamanu Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil for their natural properties.

Albaoptics

Alba Optics is a contemporary eyewear label inspired by Italian design. With the aim of "bringing the iconic shapes of the past back to life," the brand focuses on a curated range of classic silhouettes with a performance-led twist. Designed for athletes of any kind and ability, its unique frames are crafted from high-quality materials in a range of vibrant hues.

Niko June

 

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Niko June is a Danish design studio and creative workshop which offers distinctive homeware pieces made as one-offs or in collaboration with creative talents. From cups and candlesticks to chairs and tables, the studio offers unique handmade pieces that would stand out in any home.