Stockholm Fashion Week spring/summer 2009 (I)
Stockholm Fashion Week (days, to be more accurate), held from June 30th till July 2nd, has put on show fresh Northern ideas for spring 2009 season, gathering well-known brands such as Acne and Cheap Monday as well as up-and-coming designers nominated for the Mercedes-Benz Young Fashion Industry Award.
Acne sent forward tough and sophisticated looks, with strict cuts, straight lines and a minimalist color palette. Silly looking oversized ranger hats added a touch of humor to those punkish distressed denim jeans.
The overall silhouette is a casual one going from jersey dresses worn over sheer leggings, loose cropped trousers with elastic waistband to origami mini-dresses.
Awarded "Newcomer of the year" by Swedish ELLE (2004) for her designs, Carin Wester's show at Stockholm Fashion Week displayed interesting proportions in a soft color palette:
blouses with voluminous sleeves and high neck inspired by La Belle Epoque, loose high-waist shorts, ruffled wrap dresses. The best pieces included two short knitted tops and a mini black dress.
Filippa K sends down on the runway one of the prettiest collection at Stockholm Fashion Week. The style of this well-know Swedish label mixes timeless simplicity with contemporary edge adding a gentle touch. There were soft pleated short dresses and tops, loose trousers and jeans, swishy skirts and flowing long dresses.
Among the highlights: a black long jersey jumpsuit with spaghetti straps. The neutral color scheme of white, cream, beige, grey and black also included rose pink, lilac and iris blue shades, stripes and pixel-y floral prints.
Swedish fashion designer LiseLotte Westerlund opened the Stockholm Fashion Festival with her spring 2009 collection. She is known for a sophisticated, mature style that brings together classic chic and modern elegance.
A strict color palette of ivory white, shiny black, midnight blue and crimson red lets the silhouettes "speak" for themselves: voluminous long dresses, long jumpsuits with sexy plunging V or one-shoulder neckline and silk body-conscious dresses with bell sleeves.
Photo credit: Kristian Löveborg, Stockholm Fashion Week.