Saturday, February 4, 2012

Best Covers This Month - February

Elle Poland choose to have Daga Ziober, a stunning beauty, in a snake-skin coat and I'm quite certain it's Prada's design. I would give almost anything to wear this multicolored piece this spring.

I love love this Purple cover and that Saskia de Brauw and the other models are wearing “high fashion mullet” hats from Balenciaga.

Freja Beha Ericsen looks like she's painted on a canvas, this being the cover of Dansk. Stunning! Few fashion magazines would decide to have this type of "arty" front page, but it's no surprise if someone would do it: Dansk is one of those fashion magazines.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Day 2: Stockholm Fashion Week

The second day couldn't start off with less inspiration - a show from the students at Beckman's College of Design (which by the way topped everything else all week). Everyone of them only got to show three pieces though they instantly succeeded in giving the audience a good perspective of the talent they posses. Some of them showed even more prominent work than others, my personal favorite was Lisa Laurell Amandonico's CONSTRUCTION, DECONSTRUCTION, with a white dress that looked like Givenchy couture but in a new interpretation and one could see it was inspired by the female body; in some ways it felt like the structure of the garment was even influenced by the human skeleton. I must add it was a great idea to give out a lookbook with very detailed information about the whole show which was named MATERIAL, it was put together with photos taken in the stunning location of the Stucco Master's apartment.

The next show I had to hurry to was The Local Firm's, all of the garments were black or grey with an exception of a orange skirt and a red jacket. Here Givenchy seemed to have been on their minds, especially when creating black skirts with part of them in transparent fabric.

I had a little break before catching a press-bus from Raoul Wallenberg's square to a remote industry area outside the city where Cheap Monday held their show. Seen at front-row was an icon of fashion journalism, Hillary Alexander from The Telegraph, and one of the top fashion bloggers, The Clothes Whisperer. The collection Ann-Sofie Back had created didn't attract my fancy, surprisingly I can't see myself buying any of the pieces as I usually do at CM's shows; previously I've always found something fierce. After such a long day, never sitting down more than for ten minutes, I went to see the last show of the day, Busnel.

The Local Firm's show

Hilary Alexander from The Telegraph at the Cheap Monday show

Laurell Amandonico

Beckmans College of Design's show


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 1: Stockholm Fashion Week

The pictures on my outfit are from the morning when I rushed away to the opening of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here in Stockholm. It was extremely cold outside and I was literally freezing to death, it didn't help that I wore tights... When I arrived at Altewai.Samoe's show almost everyone was seated and I was lucky enough to get a front-row seat opposite the star Noomi Rapace (Sherlock Holmes 2).

You can see the goodie-bag we received further down, the hair oil I was most happy about as I recently dropped mine on the floor (it got all greasy and slippery, you can imagine...) but the men's shampoo no surprise I'm not going to use. In my next post I'll do a review of the collection.

Later we traveled from the beautiful Berns where most of the shows are held to a large art gallery named Liljevalchs. Within these halls Whyred had their show in a circle of Persian rugs and the band Forest was playing its mystical tones from a staircase high above the crowd. After we'd seen the A/W collection, we moved into an exhibition hall where everyone mingled among the models with glasses of Champagne.

After the Whyred show

Sunday, January 29, 2012

PUB + APLACE + Four Swedish Designers

On Thursday night we went to the most central department store in Stockholm, PUB, where the store APLACE had arranged an exhibition/party with four Swedish brands: The Local Firm, Minimarket, HOPE and Uniforms for the Dedicated.
You might have seen the dress I wore before in a post, I've re-designed it since then; I cut out a piece of the fabric because I was inspired by Stella McCartney's dress design, check the post here.

Window display at PUB