Sunday January 21, 2018.
Fashion Week in Stockholm day 1.

THE LEADING FASHION WEEK OF NORTHERN EUROPE kicks off with a keynote speech by Filippa Knutsson, founder oF Filippa K. Knutsson founded Filippa K 25 years ago and is a veteran presence in a room otherwise filled with future hopes. The first day of Fashion Week in Stockholm AW18 is fronted by the queen of Swedish fashion, Ann-Sofie Back and the banner-holder, Filippa K.

Photography: Josefine Laul

Beckman’s College of Design 2018

The students graduating this spring cooperated with a variety of Swedish accessory brands during their autumn term of 2017, to create unique concepts for the students’ autumn/winter 2018 collections. Each collection interprets the accessory brands handed to them.

We are dazzled by the incredible talents of Beckman’s class of 2018. The future is bright from each designer showcasing this year; from Sissel Kärnskog’s collection of cutouts, sloppy nose-blooded lips, and high hats, to Matilda Ivarsson’s interpretation of Anna-Karin Karlsson, taking us all the way to the beach.

We urge our readers to keep an extra eye on two designers, in particular, Dat Danh and Felicia Halén Fredell.

Dat Danh’s encapsulation of masculinity in a modern setting har the traditional man’s man romancing the flamboyant fashionistos of the 80’s. We are beyond excited to follow Dat Danh’s future projects.

In a show mixing the best of Swedish fashion, the political statements and minimalism, you can’t help but be pleasantly surprised by Felicia Halén Fredell’s incredible oversized coats and patterns. This is a collection fit for the big stages of New York and Milano.

See all of Beckman’s collections here

Read’s take on Beckmans here

Photography: Anders Edström

Ann-Sofie Back AW18

Ann-Sofie Back has grown tired of simply putting garments on beautiful women and getting the indolent appraisal of those who see the piece as nothing more than a full frontal. For this year’s fashion week Ann-Sofie Back teamed up with Anders Edström for “Modebyrån”.

“I have had a creative exchange with Anders Edström for a long time and we have stockpiled a lengthy resume of both published and refused material. Extra fun, it seems that Pressbyrån, who for many years has been the home of fashion magazines, liked the idea and participated in projects, says Ann-Sofie Back, founder of BACK.

Modebyrån is open 21-23 of January, at Strömkajen outside Grand Hôtel, all throughout Fashion Week Stockholm, in connection with the regular Pressbyrån. on Modebyrån on Modebyrån

Photography: Ellen Nykvist

Emelie Janrell AW18

Emelie Janrell entered the public spotlight in 2016 when Tove Lo carried her uterus-dress on stage. After a phone call from The Guardian Emelie Janrell became a household name over night. Feminism, art and artistry are her main sources of inspiration, which is also clearly visible in her design.

On Sunday she showed her autumn and winter collection in Bolinderska on Grand in Stockholm, flirting with the 80’s glam. It’s a tell-all collection saying “here I am, and I am fucking fabulous”.

See all looks from Emelie Janrell AW18

Emelie Janrell’s website

Photography: Ida Zander

Johannes Adele AW18

It was the first time that Johannes Adele shows during his own regime at Fashion Week. Many items in the collection are reminiscent of last season when the brand showed its spring/summer 2018 under Swedish Fashion Talents. What’s new is the influences from Jämtland in the form of Malung moose skins, Italian wool and thick hand-woven blankets with floral patterns found in the Indian market.

“Material is important to us, and we are also working hard to reuse the same silhouettes from previous collections.”

Johannes Adele wants the autumn collection to belong to and represent everyone. “We see that our models as the first inhabitants of Roja, a fictive land that we have created. It is literally our own DNA out there as our dads walked the runway. We are simply for everyone!

Read Bon’s take on Johannes Adele

All looks from Johannes Adele AW18

See Johannes Adele’s website

Photography: Mathias Nordgren

Totême AW18

50 shades of gray. The brand embraces the new Swedish minimalism in its view in autumn/winter 2018. Totême writes about the history of the suit, now a story of rounded shoulders and silhouettes.

See all looks from Totême AW18

Photography: Ellen Nykvist

Ida Klamborn AW18

Ida Klamborn raises the question of how to embrace power dressing in a new way. Transparent shirts, oversized collars, and tight, glossy dresses. Respecting their own rules, both in terms of clothing and life choices, is power.

Ida Klamborn has, with this collection, focused on self-gaze – how we look at ourselves. It is a journey through five rooms, from the initial thought, through external justification to externalization.

See all looks from Ida Klamborn AW18

Photography: Mathias Nordgren

Photography: Mathias Nordgren

Filippa K AW18

Filippa K brought a lot of familiar faces to the runway for the final act of Fashion Week AW18 first day. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Filippa K went back to their core and brought out familiar faces who brought them to where they are today.

See all looks from Filippa K AW18

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