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5 under-the-radar Copenhagen fashion brands you need to know about

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From Ganni and Cecilie Bahnsen, these are the brands that’ll instantly make you feel chic in the summer heat. 

Parisian women may hold the accolade for achieving optimum chic, but coming up fast behind them are their European neighbours: the Scandi set. Because if they’ve proved anything over the past week it’s that Danish women are in possession of some serious style.

From hygge to Kalsarikännit, we have always been on board with Scandi choices in every shape and form. So it makes sense that Danish fashion is every bit as covetable as a lifestyle choice.

From Pernille Teisbaek and Jeanette Friis Madsen, influencers took to the streets during Copenhagen Fashion Week in easy, casual-meets-cool ensembles. Naturally, it has left plenty of people desperate to recreate their effortless glam - so, to get you started, here are a few under-the-radar brands that hail from Copenhagen (including guest editor Laura Whitmore’s go-to label, Baum und Pferdgarten).

To get you started, here are a few under-the-radar brands that hail from Copenhagen – including Laura Whitmore’s go-to label, Baum und Pferdgarten. 

Baum und Pferdgarten

From discreet ruffles and bold blooms to statement prints, designers Helle Hestehave and Rikke Baumgarten have engineered a brand that knows how to achieve understated cool.

With prices placed around mid-range, you can expect to pay around £300 for a bag, but £150 for a dress perfectly suited to go from day to night.

Check it out for yourself: BaumundPferdgarten.com 


A brand favoured by influencers Lucy Williams and Pernille Teisbaek, Ganni has garnered social media status with ease (just search: #gannigirls).

Found in 2000, the rising label was taken over by husband-and-wife duo, creative director Ditte Reffstrup and CEO Nicolaj Reffstrup, in 2009. Now, you can pick up affordable accessories for £75 or drop some serious notes on a pair of well-cut denim jeans for £295.

Have a gander here: ganni.com 

Stine Goya

Stine Goya has already claimed its name for playful prints and bright hues. Designer Stine Goya loves to take several prints and unfold them into one. From dresses priced at £400 to necklaces for £60, the brand is mix and match in every way.

In short: the brand sums up how to capture Copenhagen cool.

You can shop some great pieces here

Saks Potts

Designer duo Barbara Potts and Catherine Saks are a fairly young brand, and yet it has mastered a ubiquitous style that feels very 2018. From striped candy-coloured coats to holographic Lycra-pieces, the brand creates dramatic but covetable pieces.

Ranging from £300 for a jacket to £400 for a dress, they are investment pieces that’ll transcend from one season to the next. 

Check it out for yourself: sakspotts.com 

Cecilie Bahnsen 

Designer Cecilie Bahnsen has curved out a niche for all things voluminous but pretty with aplomb. Think: flocked tulle and epic proportions. After learning from some of the best at Erdem and John Galliano, the LVMH Prize finalist has, in just a few seasons, found her way onto many a rising-star-to-watch list.

You can shop the label’s latest collection here

For one day only on Monday 13 August, Laura Whitmore has taken over stylist.co.uk and transformed it into her very own Speak Up platform – a digital initiative which aims to shine a light on the day’s most important headlines, challenge the status quo, spark debate, encourage conversation and, above all else, champion women’s voices.

For similarly inspiring content, check out Laura Whitmore’s show on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Images: Getty / Instagram