Stockholm, the capitol of Sweden, is made up of a series of 14 islands that sit where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Home to a myriad of designers, this years Stockholm Spring 2018 Fashion Week brought plethora of trends to the table. Let’s take a look at the serious style of Stockholm, Sweden.
Button ups are the most versatile garment, able to go from casual to cocktail, from business to brunch, with just a couple of adjustments. L’Homme Rouge used a pajama-like top, paired with short shorts, for a relaxed look, while House of Dagmar tackled the same carefree attitude, but with flared jeans and a loose button up. Hope and Lazoschmidl both had some distinct patterns on their button ups, Hope using a koi fish print with some white pants, while Lazoschmidl aimed for a disco vibe with a groovy button up and some flare pants.
Button up with these fabrics:
Stockholm loved leather this season, from leather jackets to dresses. Whyred and L’Homme Rouge used simple leather jackets for a minimal look, thrown over basic garments in L’Homme Rouge’s collection, and a striped skirt and shirt set for Whyred’s. Stand’s yellow leather dress clashes with leather’s sexy stereotype, using a modest drape and a long skirt to create a beautiful leather garent. The Swedish School of Textiles weaved a long, leather coat into a cropped mock neck, creating interesting movement.
Live life with these leathers:
A silk suit exudes luxury and sophistication, something Stockholm took advantage of this season. Both Orving and Rodebjer created a white silk suit, the epitome of leisure, as its white shine makes you want to curl up in the sun with a glass of champagne and a good book. House of Dagmar’s silk suiting sits at the intersection of bougie and business, and the leather belt only adds to this sophisticated style. Whyred’s silk suit in a soft mint was made for rehearsal dinners and charity lunchens.
Suit up with these silks:
The seventies have been back for some time, but no one does the seventies like Stockholm. Bjorn Borg’s red tracksuit encapsulates the athletes of the seventies, while Emelie Janrell and Lazoschmidl both created outfits that were made for disco dance competitions and first dates at the roller rink. Hope’s plaid suiting and flared pants fit right in with shag carpets and lave lamps, perfect for going to work or midnight bowling.
Get groovy with these fabrics:
Trench coats are the perfect outerwear for any garment. House of Dagmar uses a navy trench to compliment the bright blue skirt underneath it, while Toteme and Whyred use khaki coats for a simpler style. L’Homme Rouge’s trench takes center stage, a high waisted belt making this a creative coat. Rodebjer’s white trench coat is simple and style jacket, needing now other garments to dress it up.
Entrench yourself in these fabrics:
Turtlenecks are perfect for fighting a brisk breeze, something Stockholm is accustomed to. Whyred’s colorful printed dress features a mostly colorless mock neck, a wonderful juxtaposition. Bjorn Borg’s white turtleneck, paired with matching shorts and quick bursts of red, is athleisure for the leisurely runner, and Radebjer an Toteme pair their high necks with long dresses and short sleeves. Hope’s chunky knit sweater is perfect for early spring, when winter’s chill is still hanging in the air.
Take on turtlenecks with these fabrics:
Which Stockholm style would you keep in stock?