Roundup Roundup ye Swedes

Roundup Roundup ye Swedes

No, I'm not rounding up a herd of root vegetables.  I am in fact completing my much-belated Stockholm fashion week coverage which has so far consisted of err…me in front of a bright yellow snow plough and also banging on about the greatness that is Ann Sofie-Back.  All very well but not at all comprehensive in the scheme of things.  Actually, this isn't very comprehensive either but I can only understand things in the language of 'deets', the things that make me whip out my battered camera (I have two plasters strapped across my ickle Canon… it's been through casualty) and take awful blurry snaps which I'll post despite their evident crapness.  So here goes a mammoth post which I'll probably have to shorten and do that "Click here for more…" trick just because after a while this might seem a bit looooooong winded…which of course, it is.

>> Cheap Monday sweaters… like I said, for reliving my Sweater Shop days…


>> Eva i Walla's show was a Swedish folkloric riot but these cut-out long johns caught my eye because they kind of remind me of this ensemble I saw in Cutie magazine

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>> Woah… scarily weird that sock suspenders were all over the shop at Dr. Denim's show…

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>> Doh!  I stupidly ate a big breakfast before the Hope show and basically left this intact…


I a) loved the influence of Hope's show… Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal and b) loved that they used sheepskin collars in an oversized way.  The netting skirt on the right is curiously part of a collaboration between Nina Persson (The Cardigans) and Hope… she's also performing at Peter Jensen's presentation in New York so me thinks she's getting into quite a few fashion pies. 

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Another Bergman reference with this print…


>> Diana Orving did a great monchromatic print but even better was the cut-outs that looked very delicate with the 'string' caging…

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>> Odeur had a lot up its 'sleeve'…


>> These are purely showshoes but I loved that Helena Qvist put a great deal of effort into making them all look different whilst still being cohesive…


>> I stupidly didn't know a thing about denim brand The Local Firm… turns out that beyond denim, they also do a great panelled/patchwork legging…

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This reminds me of an old A.F. Vandevorst design, pitting frumpy against sexy…


>> Minimarket's show was so predictably 'me' that Mr Newton next to me commented that I should be wearing a lot of of this…pastels, check, wedges, check, pattern clashing, check, face-paint…maybe not given that anything remotely clown-like is just not right in my book.



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>> I hearted Carin Wester a lot considering how minimal and pared down it was.  Somehow the judgement of fabrics and textures combined with a refreshing amount of long and flowing lengths worked a treat on me.


The jumper on the right is pretty much what I should be living in all throughout the coming New York fashion week (I leave tomorrow…) but alas, supposed rules dictate that more than one outfit is required…pah…

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Managed to snap a close-up of this monochrome print that's abstracted from nude figures and inspired by Man Ray photographs…


>> The other half has already expressed his love for the aviator jacket but since I bought that vintage aviator cap, the hunt for the perfect shearling aviator jacket has also been on the go to no avail.  These are probably out of my reach by Acne has pretty much hit the spot with these jackets from their pre-collection…


They call this their take on the 'Hawaiian' shirt which clearly it isn't…. it's just a very pretty floral print… no shame in that at all…


More wedge options that may replace all memories of the Atacoma… or not?

(All backstage photography in Stockholm taken by Patrick Lindblom for Dazed Digital)

This isn't Stockholm related but I am semi-gutted I missed the Acne mainline womenswear show in London that took place the day before the Stockholm presentation… I'm basically in awe of how many bloody textures that they've managed to cram into one collection, shiny metallic faces included. 

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(Photography by Morgan O'Donovan for Dazed Digital)

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  1. Rachel Phipps

    2010-02-09 at 4:14 PM

    Wow – at least I know my new shoes are bang on trend next time I wear them out… and damn you for eating such a big breakfast – that food looked good!

  2. klee

    2010-02-09 at 4:49 PM

    the showshoes are really awesome!

  3. Annie

    2010-02-09 at 5:11 PM

    Like the stuff towards the end, not loving the top.

  4. Claire

    2010-02-09 at 5:24 PM

    Cheap Monday jumpers and electric blue shoes? Incredible. Love it.

  5. Julie

    2010-02-09 at 5:46 PM

    Carin Wester & Acne <3 <3 <3 LOVE!

  6. Laura

    2010-02-09 at 6:43 PM

    Love alot of stuff here.
    the digital prints are <3
    The carin wester stuff looks great I like the minimal look.

  7. Make Do Style

    2010-02-09 at 6:49 PM

    What I want to know how did a Welsh blanket become a coat on the catwalk at Stockholm? The minimarket show second photo!

  8. Sabine

    2010-02-09 at 7:29 PM

    There was so much that I’m a bit lost for words. What I remember thinking is: Perhaps the Swedish have a different idea of ‘Hawaian’…; definitely have to go to the Acne shop when I’m in Berlin this week…; how could you not eat the delicious breakfast???

  9. KD

    2010-02-09 at 8:20 PM

    I love this post! I think it quite comprehensive and awesome. 🙂

  10. Catherine

    2010-02-09 at 8:24 PM

    Wowzers those are pretty shoes and I want that coat a lot!

  11. Duck

    2010-02-09 at 8:48 PM

    Hmm good but I’m weirdly not as impressed as I could be… I think maybe because I’m used to seeing Swedish people dressed so interestingly in Stockholm, I expect their shows to be incredibly avantgarde and then they aren’t… Love the puns btw keep them up

  12. emma

    2010-02-09 at 9:00 PM

    great post! i want most of these clothes 🙂

  13. Cassiopeia

    2010-02-09 at 10:13 PM

    The chess playing skeleton motif is BEYOND AMAZING! 😀 Xxxxc

  14. caviardreams

    2010-02-09 at 11:44 PM


  15. katherine

    2010-02-10 at 1:11 AM

    love almoust everything…except the final make-up…the models lokk so olds…that`s not cute for anyone….
    the shoes was the best part….i`m so into that kind of hills…..
    please…later i give you my blog…please when i do that posted…return the favor….

  16. Zoe

    2010-02-10 at 7:49 AM

    I seriously love it all.

  17. M

    2010-02-11 at 12:50 AM

    That “The Seventh Seal” movie is making the rounds as inspiration this season, just a few weeks ago I posted on Alexandre Herchcovitch @ SPFW using it for his male show,
    interesting how diferent the interpretations of the same subject can vary from colors to silhuettes and Hope’s version differs miles from Alexandre’s vision but equally cool

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