Holiday Feature

Packing For Copenhagen

From beautifully coloured houses to exhilarating design museums and savoury Nordic dishes, Copenhagen is the perfect destination for a refreshing city trip. Start packing now.

by Karin Cuppens

Copenhagen Fashion Week

While Copenhagen is not – yet – part of the major four fashion capitals, it is well on its way to becoming a leading force to be reckoned with. Twice a year the Danish capital gets flooded with stylish people that are on the look-out for what is next. Brands such as Ganni, Baum und Pferdgarten and Designers Remix deliver a fresh take on minimal, androgynous Scandinavian fashion with a more light and playful approach to dressing. Florals, colour blocking and unexpected layering are key when sporting a Danish-inspired look.  For AW17 this is translated to bold stripes in the By Malene Birger show and daring slits at Astrid Andersen.

The translation from the catwalk to the streets is facilitated by creations of Anine Bing or with vintage-inspired accessories such as glasses from Lindberg. A new era of coolness emerges from the North with designers teaming up with Scandinavian bloggers and influencers, as is the case for Tibi and Tuinich.

Where to go

In Copenhagen for a weekend with the family or on a quest for Danish design? These are the addresses to save on your phone.

The Apartment

Come home to The Apartment, where you will uncover highly desirable design and art objects to lust over. The concept of the unconventional platform sprouted from the mind of Tina Seidenfaden Busck, an authentic Danish spirit with an eclectic take on contemporary and modern interior design. The Apartment is located in the authentic Christianshavndistrict and is housed in a 18th century apartment. It features unique, exquisite pieces that are difficult to find, yet they are showcased in a light and recognisable manner, in the setting of a home. You can gaze at the beauty on Thursday afternoon or schedule a private appointment with the lady of the house. Céline designer Phoebe Philo and creative Emily Weiss have lost their interior hearts here before you.
Overgaden Neden Vandet 33, 1414 København

Tivoli Gardens

Unleash your inner child and discover the Tivoli Gardens that holds one of the oldest amusement parks in Europe. The gardens have several treasures such as colourful architecture, whimsical monuments and alluring greenery. Adrenaline boosters will encounter pleasure in taking a ride on the historical wooden Roller Coaster, during which a brake man is on board for every spin. If you have the chance, be sure to wander around the park at night when little lights ensure a magical vibe. Prolong your stay by dining in one of the various restaurants or complete your experience with a picnic.
Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V


Whether you are lusting after a delicate lunch or a personalised dinner, 108 will cater to your needs. The restaurant, a sister of the renowned Noma, favours a modern Nordic cuisine in a contemporary setting. Opening in 2016 under the guidance of chef and co-owner Kristian Baumann, 108 highlights local and seasonal products that will feed your appetite. The restaurant holds 1 Michelin star and recently also decorated a corner to serve coffee and small pastries. One tip: be sure to book a table in advance if you want to enjoy an exclusive meal in an elegant environment.Strandgade 108, 1401 København K

Who to follow

With an inspiring cycling culture at the heart of the Scandinavian city, feminine practicality is a strong leitmotiv in the daily fashion choices of these follow-worthy women.

Funda Christophersen, Style influencer and co-founder of Ruby Atelier
Jeanette Madsen, Fashion editor at Costume Magazine 
Emili Sindlev, Stylist
Pernille Teisbaek, Stylist and fashion influencer
Alexandra Carl, Fashion director RIKA magazine and stylist
Caroline Brasch, Model