Names You Can Pronounce! Clothes You Can Wear! Stockholm FW Does Dudes Right

stockholm1Left to right: Acne, Nikolaj d'Étoiles, and Whyred.
While menswear designers in Paris and Milan seem to have indulged in many high-altitude flights of fancy, the presenters at Stockholm Fashion Week were far more grounded with their signature brand of street wear sophistication (stay tuned for some highlights on the womenswear next week). Nonetheless, a few of the trends that pervaded the Paris and Milan shows managed to seep onto Sweden's runways, too.

stockholm2 Left to right: Tiger of Sweden, Hope, and The Local Firm.
Feminine fabrics like silk and shantung landed in Stockholm, as did billowing knits, outerwear, and pants—even the Cheap Monday trousers—were uncharacteristically loose. Designer Nikolaj d'É toiles devoted his entire collection to the late Yves Saint Laurent, complete with belted jackets, silken cowl-neck shirts, and bare feet. As in Paris and Milan, pants were cuffed to the shins. However, unlike their EU brethren, Swedish designers like Acne, Hope, Tiger of Sweden, as well as Filippa K and Whyred, seem to value the tenor of the streets more than the whims of fantasy.
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stockholm3Left to right: Filippa K, Cheap Monday, and Nikolaj d'Étoiles
All photography by Kristian Löveborg for Berns