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The Best Denim Street Style at Copenhagen Fashion Week

The street style during Copenhagen Fashion Week in August—one of the first in-person fashion events since the pandemic brought large gatherings to a screeching halt—helped squash any fear that loungewear and pajamas would become the forever uniform of consumers in the age of coronavirus.

And in particular, the stylish attendees quelled concerns about the demise of denim, showcasing tried-and-true indigo looks (rigid, in fact) in a myriad of nostalgic yet youthful ways.

Throwback fits like Mom jeans, vintage 501s and jeans with front-yoke details were the foundation for barrage of printed silk shirts, whimsical small purses and bucket hats—an accoutrement that topped many heads during the sunny week. The classic jeans were also a wearable canvas for hand-written statements about Black Lives Matter.

Fashion week goers were also out in force in jean shorts. Pleated and relaxed-fit shorts paired well with striped camp shirts and another ‘It’ item of a hot quarantine summer, the polo shirt. Bermuda shorts continued to trend as well, offset with button-down shirts and crop tops.

Paint splatter, tie-dye effects, bleached spots and acid washes brought an element of streetwear to Copenhagen, particularly on styles like wide-leg jeans. Chain jewelry and body-skimming long-sleeve shirts added a raver vibe to the denim statement pieces.

Denim also cleaned up well. Several fashion week goers stepped out in denim coat dresses and relaxed-fit denim suits, while others opted for timeless black-and-white combinations and summery all-white denim looks.