STOCKHOLM FASHION WEEK – DAY 1 & 2
Spring/Summer 2022

On Day 1 and 2 of STOCKHOLM FASHION WEEK there was much Virginal White Juxtaposed with Pops of Shocking Fuchsia, Emerald and Tangerine (and more than a Sprinkling of Leopard too).

 

All this under the Watchful Eye of Conscious Fashion.

 

All Image Credit Stockholm Fashion Week

 

Ethereal, sculptural layering – at Zamina Scillasdotter

Hot on the heels of Copenhagen Fashion Week, Scandinavian neighbours Sweden kicked off their own Fashion Week celebrations with a bang, with thirty exciting brands showcasing their collections, collaborations and projects.

Unsurprisingly, an on a serious note, all the buzz and the overarching themes at focus groups and conference keynote addresses were the ones we’ve become all too familiar with over the recent past: responsible fashion consumption, conscious & creative solutions, innovation & technological advances and sustainability within Fashion.

What started out as a whisper has gathered huge momentum and has become a unanimous voice, holding to account all stakeholders in the rag trade – from designer and manufacturer to retailer and end-user. And these were not just fashion-speak buzzwords, they were solidly manifested in what we’ve seen so far at Stockholm Fashion Week SS 2022 with designers showing their commitment and taking responsibility for their actions within the greater Fashion Industry. Impressive to say the least!

As for trends at Stockholm Fashion Week SS 2022, these were pretty impressive too! A few noteworthy trends stood out this time … and no, we’re not referring to the quintessential printed textiles that we’ve come to associate with Scandi Fashion Weeks! Instead this time it was solid colours and most notably white that were the undisputed stars of the show.

Here’s a snapshot of how things unfolded:

Viva Stockholm! – At Mathilde Guve, graduate student, Beckman’s College of Design

 

Watch the video of Beckman’s College of Design here:

Watch the video of the Swedish School of Textiles here:

 

WHITE

White – from purest white to ivory and vanilla – was fashion’s darling on Day 1 and 2 of Stockholm Fashion Week SS 2022. Various designers built an entire range around white, most notably the ephemeral, all-white capsule collection of longer-than floor-sweeping virginal dresses and skirts at Abomé.

Easy shirts, casual jackets and sleek co-ords at the respected House of Dagmar stood out in their pale purity, fashioned in fabrics ranging from organza to alpaca, crepe to chiffon. Another collection that wowed was the beautifully tailored, sculptural if avant-garde collection by Zamina Scillasdotter. A curious combination of art, tailoring and design, each of Zamina Scillasdotter’s creations tells an epic tale.

Yet another designer who celebrated the colour white is Ida Sjöstedt, whose designs are a complex mix of dresses fit for fairytale princesses and powerful queens alike! Various graduate students from the highly regarded Beckman’s College of Design also created their avant-garde offerings in every conceivable shade of white. The uber stylish collection by Stylein focused on white as a crisp, summery staple to which pastels and neutrals were introduced to, to great effect.

Voluminous sleeves and easy-fit slacks in natural fabrics – at Stylein

Vintage-inspired virginal white floor-sweeping ensembles – at Abomé

A romantic, daisy embroidered tulle, off-the-shoulder dress – at Ida Sjöstedt

White sculptural shapes – at House of Dagmar

A romantic drawstring dress – at Stylein

White lace and black strappy sandals – at Filipa Agaton, Beckman’s College of Design

 

COLOUR POP

In complete contrast to the whites and neutrals many designers have been infatuated with saturated, deep colour and in particular the shade of the season, Elsa Schiaparelli’s shocking pink, which popped as a strong accent. In many cases entire outfits consisted of bright fuchsia, crimson or cerise. Exotic emerald, tropical tangerine and acid yellow also took centre stage.

Stand Studio, one of our favourite collections at Stockholm Fashion Week SS 2022 pulled out all the stops and showcased a collection that was as adventurous as it was confident. This was no collection for wilting wallflowers!

The graduate students at Beckman’s College of Design couldn’t resist the call of the bold either, most notably those by Marte Stensrud, Mathilde Guve and Yanis Dorey, where the use of saturated colour was a confident, celebratory and triumphant statement.

Lazoschmidl’s ‘Overdose’ collection with its psychedelic lava prints and vinyls, kinky patent leather and tie-dyes put a fun and colourful spin on menswear.

Bolder than bold: fuchsia fluff and leopard on leopard – at Stand Studio

No shying away of colour here: tangerine and emerald leather – at Stand Studio

Acid lemon yellow vinyl trousers and turquoise gloves – at Lazoschmidl

Fuchsia feathers and fiesta tulle, Olé! – at Marte Stensrud, Beckman’s College of Design

Theatrics fit for the Joker – at Mathilde Guve, Beckman’s College of Design

Classical inspiration in this emerald strappy dress – at Yanis Dorey, Beckman’s College of Design

 

PASTELS AND NEUTRALS

Stand Studio’s offering included a good dose of textured pastels for stepping out into Spring weather (or for staying in). Swedish brand Stylein’s timeless yet contemporary designs celebrated Scandinavian minimalism, fine fabrics and a perfect fit, whereas Ida Sjöstedt

ethereal and super feminine creations came in the subtlest of pastels.

Cosy enough? – at Stand Studio

Covered from head to fuchsia toes in delicious buttercup yellow – at Stand Studio

Classical nude pleated dress, pure perfection! – at Stylein

Relaxed, luxurious, natural fabric-elegance in this suit – at Stylein

Powder blue pastel elegance fit for a prom queen – at Ida Sjöstedt

Romance, theatrics and pastels fit for Marie Antoinette – at Mathilde Guve, Beckman’s College of Design

 

BLACK

What would any Fashion Week worth its salt be without an infusion of the most fashionable of all fashion colours, inimitable black? The graduate students of Beckman’s College of Design painted the town black!

Most other designers also included a dose of obligatory black-based pieces into their Spring and Summer collections. For example, House of Dagmar’s black classic ensembles sat very comfortably amongst the rest of their easy-to-wear paler pieces.

Black drama: feathers & fishnets – at Mathilde Guve, Beckman’s College of Design

Who said black and brown don’t go together? – at Britta Asaker, Beckman’s College of Design

Classical elegance and a brilliant mix of colours – at Yanis Dorey, Beckman’s College of Design

Oversized sleeves and stunning printed textiles – at Niklas Gustafsson, Beckman’s College of Design

Elegant and super easy-to-wear black pieces – at House of Dagmar

Modern muse: shiny black leather, faux croc, studs and frills – at Stand Studio

On a fashionable note (black of course) we say goodbye after the first two days of delicious eye candy at Stockholm Fashion Week SS 2022. We can’t wait for the final instalment!

 

Cecile Paul

Author at Pynck

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