A lovely blouse of cloudy, semi-transparent material stood out at the Stine Goya runway show during Copenhagen Fashion Week - Aug 8, 2018 A lovely blouse of cloudy, semi-transparent material stood out at the Stine Goya runway show during Copenhagen Fashion Week - Aug 8, 2018

There’s more to Copenhagen than minimalism and monochrome.

True, there is monochrome at Denmark’s premiere Fashion Week and it’s being worn very, very well — in many cases with semi-transparent materials.

But just as notably, there’s a swirl of ultra-saturated colors to go along with trends such as biker shorts, polka dot prints, and cowboy boots.

In sharp contrast to the city’s more typical streamlined looks, wildly experimental ensembles take inspiration from the “anything goes” aesthetic that Gucci has all but patented right now. 

Even if these outfits don’t actually include pieces from Italy’s behemoth brand, they channel Alessandro Michele’s genius with liberal mixing and matching.

More subtle, there are asymmetric cuts, purposefully torn shoulder pads, and tattered hemlines — all of which suggest that clothing is chicly coming apart at the seams.

Is there an underlying political message here? Probably, but more to the point, this is style at its most potent, especially when accented with a beaded Shrimps purse or Dior saddle bag. — jas