Denmark has become a rising star in the world of continental fashion. The Danes have been drawing more and more attention on the international stage, thanks to their original designs and innovative styles.
Here are eight of Denmark's most intriguing fashion brands you might well be hearing of in 2013.
Wackerhause is notable for its almost utilitarian looks. Simple, yet meticulous in their construction, the brand manages to give a masculine edge to feminine silhouettes. The result is a range of womenswear that is sexy and powerful.
Day Birger et Mikkelsen
There's a real feeling of luxury with Day Burger et Mikkelsen clothing. Elegant tailoring has helped to create a sumptuous styling. There's is a free-spiritedness with Scandinavian styles, and this is certainly true of Day Burger et Mikkelsen's range. The brand's lines draw influences from modern, ethnic and vintage concepts.
There's a lot of fun to be had with Masai ladieswear. The lines are full of mix and match ideas that are perfect for layering. The trick with Masai is to get a few complete outfits in one colour, and chop and change them for variety. Masai tunic dresses in particular are really versatile, working with tights, leggings or jeans.
The knitwear from Stine Ladefoged is full or remarkable ideas. The line is full of different styles of knit with different thicknesses. The result is often quite dramatic, but still remarkably comfortable. More and more women are turning to these fantastic styles of sweaters and tops to wrap themselves up in.
Incredibly chic, the lines from Stine Goya are a perfect example of haute couture now emerging from Denmark. Lively, vivacious and sexy, the new collection from the upcoming season of Stine Goya's womenswear promises to be very exciting indeed.
A Question Of
The casual and smart casual collections from A Question Of represent a forward thinking attitude to sustainability. Both the men's and women's ranges are made from GOTS materials. GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard, which is designed to improve upon social and global responsibility.
This might be the only kidswear brand in this list, but it's got a reputation for producing some fantastic clothing for little boys and girls. Creating incredibly fun clothing from babies to 12 year olds, Molo Kids range of clothing is also incredibly durable and comfortable, and able to take on even the most rigorous playtimes.
It's impossible to ignore the vibrant designs of ponchos from Maxjenny. That's right, ponchos! The ultimate in European elan, the poncho is getting a much needed overhaul, with the bold, fabulous prints from the Maxjenny line. These are truly stunning and a real must have this year.