« ASVOFF in Venice at Circuito Off in collaboration with Centre Pompidou - August 30th at 22h San Nicolo Monastery - Venice Lido | Main | ANTM and Goth Glamour James Tuttle on Pure Film Creative »

Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Hello Diane and Shaded Viewers // 

Yesterday marked my second day in Stockholm, for their fifth edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. We saw presentations on a boat, in a night-lit skate park, in the beautiful Berns Salonger and lastly in the Fashion Week pavilion erected in the center of the Kungstradgareden. Below are a series of highlights:

// Dagmar // 

Since 2005 three sisters have designed the brand named after their beloved grandmother, Dagmar. For this season the sisters play with dynamic contradictions, such as organic shapes with technical fabrics or details. The color scape is something of a dusty sunset meets the settling waters. Highlights for me were the cropped rounded intarsia knits and the vivid print details, especially when paired together. 

_1KL8665_0 _1KL8449_0 _1KL8223_0

//Josefina Larsson // 

This is Larsson's first official show, under her name, after graduating from Beckman's College of Design and Central Saint Martins' MA program. As the rumor goes, her graduating collection garnered a bit of attention as a variation of her jacket found itself on a Chanel runway, none-the-less her front row was filled with every major regional editor. For spring Larsson sites Man Ray as inspiration and the mundane and the extravagant as muse. With all this said, I found her fin-like details on many of the jacket hems quite nice, as well as her grid-like shirtdress and her play on lacing through out. 

_1KL0249 _1KL0301 _1KL0166

// Diana Orving // 

After a brief absence from the runway, Orving is back. The designer who started making one-off pieces at the age of 15, officially launched her namesake label in 2007. This season was inspired by 'Flowing Origami', by way of folding or reshaping the classic rectangle. Often styled to reveal a hidden pocket or placing a strap to give a greater dimension. Or placing the rectangle in an unconventional manner giving an alternative mass. I also enjoyed her painted effect on both the long crepe dresses and on the silk seperates.  

_1KL1648_0 _1KL1398 _1KL1661

Check out my Impressions on VOGUE Italia (.IT) and select show reviews on Rodeo Magazine (.NET)  

And tomorrow Day 003 on ASHADEDVIEW. 

- Kristopher Arden-Houser 




Posted by Kristopher Houser at 07:17 PM | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference STOCKHOLM FASHION WEEK // SS 13 // DAY 002 :


Looking forward to tomorrow. xxx

Posted by: DP | Aug 29, 2012 7:56:16 PM

Post a comment