STOCKHOLM FASHION WEEK: A Sneak Peek at the Hot-Off-The-Press Scandi Creations We’ll be Sporting Come Spring/Summer 2023.

The Ultra-Chic Swedish Capitol has Definite Designs on your Wardrobe. For Super-Stylish Swedish Inspo Think Crayon Brights, Rainbow Pastels, Luxe Leather, Floaty Gowns and Beezy Knits. Mix and Match with Confidence & Pizzazz … and Voila!

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The stylish Swedish capitol showcased their highly anticipated Fashion Week hot on the heels of their Danish neighbours, Copenhagen Fashion Week. A show by the famous Swedish School of Textiles kicked off the event, showing the creations of 30 graduate students at Stadsgårdsterminalen, which also acted as a hub for some of the shows, performances and exhibitions.

Various established brands like J.Lindberg, Louise Xin Couture and Stand Studio presented their latest offerings. Other collections that stood out for us were the uber-romantic floaty ballgowns by Jennifer Blom, the textured pastel knits of Imaskopi as well as Seezona’s knits.

There were trends aplenty. It seems the fun fad for unashamedly bright colours that emerged at Copenhagen Fashion Week continued with the same enthusiasm in Stockholm: brightest fuchsia, vibrant tangerine, emerald green and sunshine yellow popped up in many collections. Leather and vegan leather were spotted every so often and knits came in super saturated colours as well as heavenly pastels.

In a show of solidarity with Ukraine five Ukranian labels Alona Cini, Leko, Limarenko, Pitaya, and Purpure Queen were showcased, highlighting the plight of Ukraine through fashion during the week.

As ever, the street fashion in the capitol was out of this world, and perhaps first and foremost turning our attention to what was on show on the fashion-gritty pavements of Stockholm would be the perfect way to get us properly in the mood for this fashion extravaganza.

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Short sling bags have been spotted casually draped over fashionistas’ ensemble

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A symphony of inspired colours, hair included!

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Crayon-yellow looks so contemporary

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Mirroring some of the floaty gowns in the collections

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Gritty black bikers’ leather was omnipresent

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Eclectic and grunge– inspired!

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Tangerine pleats and a hologrammatic rainbow-shaded knit – so in tune with what was happening in the collections!

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Legs on show

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Hot, hot hot!

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School-girl chic

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Lavender boots paired with a shocking pink coat-dress sits well beside a red leather suit

 

STAND STUDIOS

Shiny pouting lips and delectable strawberries printed on T-shirts, Barbie pink mini-skirts and faux python sheath dresses, edible combos of lavender & caramel, tangerine & chartreuse leather (and vegan leather) and a good dose of long pile shaggy fur were just some of the most memorable looks in this fabulously tactile collection that’s decidedly decadent Eighties in its feel. Add a beret and a pair of dangerously pointy pumps (complete with fur finish) to the mix … think Miami, LA, Cindi Lauper and Madonna of that era and you’ll get the vibe. Or simply see our selection below!

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A python sheath dress and bag are paired with a stylish beret – at Stand Studio

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A delicious strawberry ensemble with many zips, belts and slits. Note the ‘fiery’ fur on the killer pumps! At Stand Studio

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A python sheath dress and bag are paired with a stylish beret – at Stand Studio

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Emerald fringe sits well colour-blocked with a pop of cobalt blue – at Stand Studio

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A lavender-edged caramel ensemble is topped off with a lippy T-shirt and ‘hot’ pumps – at Stand Studio

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A touch of Chanel quilting in this lavender 2-piece – at Stand Studio

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Pointy pink pumps peek out from underneath a pair of leather sailor’s pants – at Stand Studio

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Red and black : gritty, sexy and confident – at Stand Studio

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Shaggy fur softens a leather skirt – at Stand Studio

 

LOUISE XIN COUTURE

Louise Xin, a self-taught award-winning designer, was born in China and brought up in Sweden. She’s also the founder of Scandinavia’s very first rental-only non-sale couture brand born out of the need to change customer’s retail habits in the light of sustainability.

Vogue Scandinavia aptly said, “Louise Xin is Changing the World one dress at the time”. And believe us, those dresses are the floatiest of pieces, carefully hand-crafted from layers and layers of the softest tulle, lace and embroidery – Louise Xin Couture truly has the magic touch!

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A bevy of dreamy creations – at Louise Xin Couture

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Romance takes on another dimension in this floaty canary yellow gown with its oversized rose – at Louise Xin Couture

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Tactile tulle in all the shades of pink and red makes for an overtly romantic ballgown – at Louise Xin Couture

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Shocking pink, grass green and ink jet black … being a tourist in Venice has never looked more elegant! At Louise Xin Couture

 

JENNIFER BLOM

 This established Swedish couturier (she graduated from Beckman’s College of Design in 2007) is a household name amongst Swedish royalty and often the designer of choice for red carpet events. We adored her flattering, floaty pleated silk gowns in the most inspired shades, from sky blue to fuchsia, peppermint to buttercup yellow. Flattering, easy to wear and terribly glamorous!

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An electric blue wrap-over ballgown with pleats – at Jennifer Blom

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A dreamy all-fuchsia pleated gown – total indulgence! At Jennifer Blom

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A halter-neck, peppermint-green pleated gown in anticipation of Spring Summer 2023 – at Jennifer Blom

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Tangerine has been spotted in many collections, here paired with transparent mules – at Jennifer Blom

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Floaty, flattering, romantic and utterly desirable! At Jennifer Blom

 

SEEZONA

Seezona is a brand based in Stockholm and is the platform for showcasing an impressive 150 brands from 25 countries, allowing young and up-and-coming designers to be on the world stage. They hand-pick and carefully curate a selection of pieces from emerging designers from across the globe, at the same time priding themselves on their progressive stance on female empowerment and green credentials. What’s not to admire?

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Knits in subtle shades – at Seezona

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Textured knits and transparent crochet – at Seezona

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Poland’s AGGI’s designs are inspired by the ‘70s and ‘80s eclectic style combined with contemporary trends – at Seezona

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The Ukrainian brand NUÉ creates fashion-forward, chic, and sexy designs for the ultimate party look – at Seezona

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A sexy little shocking pink dress topped off with maribou feathers – at Seezona

 

IMASKOPI

A relatively new brand, Imaskopi is a Stockholm-based label founded in 2020 by designer Nelly Skog. She creates the most fabulous and crafted non-gendered hand-knitted and crocheted garments. We love the soft pastel shades and oversized sleeves in this collection. Beyond dreamy!

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A soft lavender and blue knitted piece – at Imaskopi

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Knitted kitten! At Imaskopi

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A nightshade of purple from head to toe! A cosy alternative for the cooler Spring days. At Imaskopi

 

STHLM MISC

 Another up-and-coming label, STHLM MISC is a gender-neutral Stockholm brand that overtly questions gender norms in fashion. Their collection is a tribute to ‘those who refuse to be categorised’. We love the petrol blue, asymmetrical, deconstructed jacket!

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An asymmetrical jacket in petrol blue – at STHLM MISC

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A gender-neutral gown in petrol blue – at STHLM MISC

 

J.LINDEBERG

A legendary brand that has, since its inception in 1996 managed to successfully merge the worlds of high fashion and sportswear. J.Lindeberg effortlessly fuses man-made fibres with Italian wool and tailoring with streetstyle. These pieces aren’t only aesthetically pleasing, they’re also super functional. They’re truly clothes one can move in … in fact, the brand’s collections include not only overt fashion pieces, but also fashionable and practical options for golf, racket games and ski-ing.

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A touch of tartan, printed double denim and some tailoring – at J.Lindeberg

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Anyone for golf? At J.Lindeberg

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Surf-fashion gets the J.Lindeberg treatment

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An intarsia tiger on a knitted cardi is quintessential J.Lindeberg

 

ATP ATELIER

Effortlessly fusing Scandi design and Italian craftsmanship, ATP Atelier creates ultra-elegant shoes and handbags that’ll stand the test of time. These heirloom pieces are designed in Stockholm and hand-made in Tuscany using vegetable tanned leathers. Perfection, if you ask us!

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Has elegance ever been out of fashion? At ATP Atelier

 

SWEDISH SCHOOL OF TEXTILES

Avant-garde, forward-looking, experimental and fun design perennially comes from the stables of this world-famous fashion school. The BA and MA graduates showed their final collections and as ever, it was a fabulous feast of innovation and oodles of raw talent.

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Tactile innovation – at Swedish School of Textiles

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A bubble silhouette works beautifully – at Swedish School of Textiles

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Textures! Shades! At Swedish School of Textiles

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Crafted textures and forward-thinking design – at Swedish School of Textiles

 

N1 BURO BRANDS

In solidarity with Ukraine Stockholm Fashion Week provided a platform for 5 Ukrainian brands to showcase their collections, in the absence of a Ukrainian fashion platform this year. We simply adore the crafty, nostalgic and bold embroidery and bright printed touches.

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Hair and make-up compliment the soft printed lavender headscarf – at N1 Buro Brands

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Stunning embroidery on this floor-length dress – at at N1 Buro Brands

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A pop of printed florals makes this tailored shirt special – at at N1 Buro Brands

 

GOODBYE FROM EPIC STOCKHOLM FASHION WEEK, UNTIL NEXT TIME!

 

Cecile Paul

Author at Pynck

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