Despite being less well known than some of its European relations – particularly London and Paris Fashion Weeks and Pitti Uomo in Florence — Stockholm Fashion Week has been carving out a niche for its selection of up-and-coming young designers as well as showcasing some of Sweden’s most exciting brands.
Although many of the main draws are still womenswear, the Fall/Winter 2018 season did see Stockholm Fashion Week continue expand into menswear. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the three of the best collections from Stockholm Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2018 edition so you know who to be watching out for.
After you’ve taken a look through the collections below, refresh your memory of the best street style from the Swedish capital.
PRLE is still a relative newcomer, with the brand launching for Spring/Summer 2016 and gaining plaudits for its Spring/Summer 2018 collection inspired by Tony Olsen from Dazed & Confused. For its follow up collection, the label incorporated a series of American influences, with everything from baseball shirts to cowboy boots appearing on the runway. Other key pieces in the collection included hoodies, military vests and side-stripe denim.
Swedish born and London-based designer Per Götesson headed back to his native country to take part in the Swedish Fashion Talents show (alongside PRLE). Rather than being a seasonal collection, the pieces were some of Götesson’s favorite from previous seasons and acted as an entrance into his designs. The collection featured a range of staple pieces — such as jeans and tracksuits — that had been reworked and heavily distorted, with the denim coming in a super wide leg and the tracksuiting in lycra.
With Scandinavian design known for its functionality and understated aesthetic, Stockholm-based HOPE built on this theme. The brand’s collection featured a range of tailored pieces and every day staples, with some of the highlights including the tartan prints and floral trousers. Elsewhere, the label put its spin on some classic outerwear silhouettes, with everything from long wool coats to bomber jackets featuring in the collection.