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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Stockholm recently concluded.

The odd scheduling of the fashion calendar meant

designers present next winter’s look, a/w 2014

during the current winter season.

Curious, but such is the fashion world’s timing.

Many of the collections presented during Stockholm Fashion Week

offered pieces which are easily translatable

and readily incorporated.

True to a Scandinavian aesthetic, the clothing is

neat,  clean,  precise,  uncomplicated.

A few highlights for Stockholm Fashion Week

Altewaisaome by Natalia Altewai and Randa Saome

earth tones, hints of natural colour hues, layering, textural

(images from altewaisaome):

 

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Hunkydory

casual, varying proportions, relaxed

easy to incorporate into existing wardrobe

(images from fashionising):

 

 

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Cheap Monday, launched 2004

greys, apple greens, caramel browns

(images from fashionising):

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Back by Ann- Sofie Back

inventive, asymmetric

(image from annsofieback.com):

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Carin Wester by Carin Wester

polished, oversized, feminine, unfussed

(images from fashionising):

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H & M Design Awards

started 2011

 recognise emerging talents from around the world

this year’s judging panel included among others:

designer – Erdem, executive fashion director, Vogue UK –  Serena Hood;

H & M creative head of design – Ann Sofie Johannson;

winner, Eddy Anemian

view his runway show

(image from idaklamborn.se):

Ida Klamborn by Ida Klamborn

pink / black / white  coloration

camo – print;

geometric:  sharp lines/curves;

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