Posts tagged "Stockholm Fashion Week"

Last day, Last outfit

For the third and final day of Fashion Week in Stockholm I wore my wardrobe's new hero piece, a shirt dress by The Fifth Label. Heralding from Australia, The Fifth Label was founded by young design talent Amy Hicks, who looked to create a brand that included high quality basics, that felt luxurious, but were still priced accessibly. The collection is made up of easy-to-wear minimalist pieces that retain a... ...READ MORE

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The Second day of Stockholm Fashion Week

And then there was light! Finally some respite from the downpour which did not heed for the full duration of Day 1. The second day of Stockholm Fashion Week was glorious, and by this stage familiar faces from around the world had arrived for a day packed full of Swedish design. Day highlights? Without a doubt the spectacle of the Cheap Monday show hosted in a community swimming pool and... ...READ MORE

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Ida Sjöstedt SS15

  In many ways Ida Sjöstedt is the antithesis of Swedish design - it's bright, gaudy, sparkly and as in your face as they come. Forget feminism for a second, this is the world of the Disney Princess come Katy Perry, and go figure the Scandis lap it up - who wudda guessed it hey? For SS15 Sjöstedt is the "Queen of F*cking Everything". In a 70's inspired, throw-back-Thursday themed... ...READ MORE

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J Lindeberg SS15

Traditionally, J Lindeberg's chief competition at Stockholm Fashion Week is Tiger of Sweden, but with Tiger's debut show at London Collection Men,  J. Lindeberg was left wide open for comment and criticism, free of comparison from their competitor. AW14 saw a departure for J Lindeberg from their preppy, golf-inspired roots to something darker and more edgy. Leather was introduced as a primary fabric, to introduce a rock 'n' roll aesthetic that... ...READ MORE

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FILIPPA K WOMAN SS15

In many ways Filippa K epitomises Swedish design. Clean lines, muted tones, subtle details and sumptuous fabrics have been the backbone of Filippa Knutsson and Patrik Kihlborg's brand since their debut collection in 1993. The Celine of the Swedish fashion scene, theirs is the effortless and uncomplicated aesthetic for which Scandinavian has become renowned. For SS15 womenswear, Filippa K loosens up an otherwise strict colour palette of black, grey, navy and... ...READ MORE

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Filippa K AW14

Filippa K epitomises what it means to be a paired back, minimal Scandinavian fashion brand. She is the Nordics' version of Michael Kors or Stella McCartney, presenting beautiful tailored pieces and refined shapes and lines that are softened by luxurious, feminine fabrics. The brand's core values are "style, simplicity and quality", and for AW14 the designer delivered a tight collection of outerwear, tailored trousers, wool pleated skirts and roll-necks in... ...READ MORE

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House of DAGMAR AW14

DAGMAR is known for looking to the Art Deco movement for colours and patterns for their collections, but for AW14 the fashion house drew inspiration from the Godfather of Cubism, Pablo Picasso.  The brand has had a great year, with their AW13 line getting into prestigious multi-brand retailers such as Net-a-Porter and Harrods - if ACNE Studios paved the way for Swedish brands on an international stage, then DAGMAR will almost... ...READ MORE

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MAYLA AW14

MAYLA was founded in 2010 by designer Marlene Abraham, but for a comparatively young brand MAYLA is a Stockholm Fashion Week veteran. The brand is best known for their feminine silk dresses and blouses, and for being favoured by Sweden's princesses and more latterly local actresses. MAYLA's collections draw inspiration from cult-films and their heroines, last AW14 we had Hitchcock's "The Birds" and SS13 "Breakfast at Tiffany's, and for AW14 the... ...READ MORE

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Cheap Monday AW14

Cheap Monday is the brainchild of Stockholm designer Örjan Andersson, who felt that their was a gap in the market for affordable denim in Sweden. In 2005 the brand extended its offerings from jeans to full a collection of casual clothing, and in 2008 H&M bought the brand. Last season, their Stockholm Fashion Week show was the most hyped on the schedule, with artificial snow dusting the audience as ethereal models zig-zagged... ...READ MORE

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Carin Wester AW14

I really like Carin Wester. She is a champion of the androgynous aesthetic and always presents a clean look made up of interesting shapes and distinctive prints. Every Scandi in town owns one of this seasons fox-tail print dresses, and her SS14 collection of voluminous bomber jackets, wide lapelled suit jackets and boxy shirts will inevitably be worn with equal enthusiasm. This season though, Carin Wester has elevated herself above... ...READ MORE

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WHYRED AW14

WHYRED market themselves as a brand that marries art, music and tailoring - like so many fashion brand these days, they've elevated themselves from "fashion brand" to "art collective", offering consumers a lifestyle in addition to clothing. The Swedish brand create collections for both sexes, often featuring unisex pieces and sharing fabrics, prints and cuts across their menswear and womenswear lines. WHYRED has had a turbulent few years, yo-yoing financially... ...READ MORE

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BACK with a bang!

  My first show of Stockholm Fashion Week was BACK, the brainchild of designer Ann-Sofie Back. Ann-Sofie Back is somewhat of a Swedish fashion Demigod. She set up her own label Ann-Sofie Back in 2001, then launched BACK (her more affordable line) in 2005. In 2009 she became joint creative director of Cheap Monday (another of Sweden's retail success stories) and somewhere along the way she also found time to edit... ...READ MORE

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