The Top 5 Men's Runways From Copenhagen Fashion Week

The Top 5 Men's Runways From Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen Fashion Week saw an exciting mix of talent and design, as new designers showcased their work along with more established Brands.

Copenhagen Fashion Week saw an exciting mix of talent and design, as new designers showcased their work along with more established Brands.

Text: Paul Madley

At the top of Copenhagen Fashion Week’s to-do list is making the event more sustainable, according to CEO Cecilie Thorsmark. “It’s not an issue that can be solved with a simple flick of the wrist, but I believe that it’s our duty as a leading player in the fashion ecosystem to take a thorough look at how Copenhagen Fashion Week can serve to benefit the fashion industry’s sustainability agenda to the greatest extent possible”

Along with sustainability, another goal is to showcase the best emerging and existent talent. We take a look at the top 5 Men’s runway shows from CFW (Copenhagen Fashion Week).


Mfpen was founded in 2015 by designer and creative director Sigurd Bank. "Working to reinterpret the traditional notion of Scandinavian menswear through an experimental and playful scope, mfpen seeks to progress the conventional emotions tied to Scandinavian design through the use of irregular shapes and non-conform hues."

Mfpen’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection was named “Morgenluft,” the Danish word for “morning breeze”, inspired by the feeling of leaving a club as the sun comes up whiles others begin to leave for work. Referencing clubbers and commuters, Mfpen presented a show that featured casual, relaxed, tailoring with distressed knits, duster coats, denim, dress shirts, and blazers. Suits were worn with t-shirts, models wore converse and baseball caps. The color palette was grey, blue, black and plaid in variations of these tones. Denim with turn-ups were shown along with formal wide leg pants, striped shirts and classic t’s were tucked into pants for some looks. The collection was understated and effortless, and it had a late 80’s/early 90’s vibe.


Danish designer, Martin Asbjørn founded the menswear brand under the same name in 2014. The aesthetic is luxurious and understated, focusing on craftsmanship, simple details and quality materials. The brand combines the idea of ‘modern tailoring with relaxed leisurewear to create pieces for the everyday wardrobe of the modern man’.

The vibe was slightly preppy with striped polo shirts layered with long sleeve tops in contrast colors. The show featured dungarees with contrast pockets and, corduroy dungarees in pink. Square shouldered jackets had belted waist, casual, hoodies were worn under blazers, while sweatpants and formal pants also featured.


Les Deux began with an idea of creating a niche in the fashion industry, represented by combining two completely different styles based on a dualistic ap­proach.

For there Fall/Winter 2019 collection Les Deux presented a youthful show that mixed modern tailoring with comfort and elevated sportswear. A key theme was layering, hoodies, plaid blazers jackets and coats were worn other each other. Pants in formal fabrics were cut with casual fit, while pants from sports fabrics were more tailored creating a sense of relaxed luxury. The show featured sharp suits that were informal and in turn felt fresh and current. The color palette for the show was navy, grey, orange, yellow, mustard and hints of red. Most of the models wore beanies or bucket hats.


J.Lindeberg is a modern lifestyle brand, merging sport and fashion for an active and style-conscious audience. Creative Director Jens Werner is currently redefining the brand’s legacy, bringing it into the future. To a place where the worlds of sport and fashion come together and draw inspiration from one another to create expressive clothing lines where the aesthetics of the brand and thoughtful functionality both take center stage.

The show was a mix of elevated sportswear masculine tailoring and comfort. Lindeberg presented logo heavy sweaters, jackets and coats. Knitwear featured block colors with vintage photos printed on top. Sweatpants were shown with formal pants and casual denim. There was a big enthesis on outerwear with a range of puffer coats, jackets and blazers. Some of the models wore sky mask and balaclavas down the runway. Lindeberg also presented women’s looks that were equally as edge and sporty, models were sneakers and carried red rucksacks.


For a special event CFW and put on a collective presentation of runway shows and live music. One of the most supring sections of the show came from the ‘Scandi Tropicana’ section. Amidst the fall/winter presentations a selected group of designers showcased a summer wardrobe.

With a major 80’s Miami vibe the designers showed looks of pastel colors, short shorts, windbreakers, glitter accessories, cycle shorts, a pastel camo’ jacket and a loud yellow and black print. One of the strongest looks came from J.Lindeberg with a matching soft pink denim jacket and denim pant. Other ‘Scandi Tropicana’ designers included, Haervaerk, Helist Emil, Newline Halo and MKD Studios.



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