Over the past couple of years, Scandinavia has risen from the shadows as an unlikely contender in the fashion field. The Scandi can throw a look together, a seemingly inimitable aesthetic with zero effort (or at least, so it seems !). Known for unique design, clean lines and unconventional silhouettes, dressing like a Scandinavian has never been so on-trend.
If you want to see the coolest Scandi street looks with your own eyes, you can’t miss the Copenhagen Fashion Week: the biggest and most prestigious fashion event to take place in the Nordic Region, held annually every February and August.
Here you have some Scandi looks for your inspiration :
Isn’t fall just the best time for wearing stylish hats ?! If you like me, love hats this is the designer to look up ! Laura Apsit Livens’ AW16 collection ‘Puerta’ is fantastic. The collection is inspired by the colours of bright Mexican doorways, pastel colours and Matisse.
The 94-year-old New Yorker is the subject of “Iris in Paris,” a fashion exhibition and pop-up shop at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche department store that celebrates her famous and forthright style. The icon’s exhibition features 10 of her signature colorful, quirky looks. A dream for any fashionista !
“Apfel called Parisians’ style “chic and perennial but not daring enough for my taste.”
Gucci paid homage to David Bowie at the presentation of the AW16-17 Men collection in Milan yesterday with a black cardigan with “Bowie” written across the back, accompanied by animal embroidery and a large red heart.
Maiko Takeda is a milliner and jewellery designer currently based in Tokyo. She’s a surprising artist and her designs succinctly combine material clarity with a surreal sense of transformation. Trained in jewellery design and millinery, her pieces combine aspects of both trades and are made with finely-cut strips of acetate affixed to a contemporary chainmail base. Her designs are almost from another world ; poetic, exotic and surreal …
“I believe my work lives its moments once they’re worn on the body, rather than being displayed static in a museum.”
You might have seen Björk wearing Maiko Takeda’s surreal jewellery pieces in the past and more lately for the digital release of Björk’s new Vulnicura album.
Salima Abdel-Wahab is my latest discovery in the world of fashion and I wanted to share her with you today. She is not only a designer but also a true artist.
Salima Abdel Wahab, Photo by Alan Keohane
For me, her clothes are like pieces of art, the way fashion should be (but very seldom is) ! The collections embody her mixed cultural background and origins. You can feel her strong personality in the clothes, like a statement of her unique style and her inner world of imagination.
Her universe is colorful and diverse, a fantastic mixture of textures, styles and colors ! There is a feeling of bohemia and poetry in her creations, always close to nature and flowers. You leave with a sensation of strongness and of softness, both at the same time, probably a reflection of her true diversity…
Boutique Salima Abdel-Wahab : Rue Cinema Goya -Tanger- 33 Rue Majorelle : 33 Rue Yves Saint Laurent – Marrakech- Intensité Nomade : 139, Avenue Mohammed V – Marrakech- http://www.salimaabdelwahab.com/
The photographer Ari Seth Cohen celebrates the style of New York’s cool older inhabitants, they are the fashionable seniors in NY !
They are fearless and creative and you just can’t help but love their sense of style ! They have one again proven that style has no age. Let them be an inspiration for all of us ! Be creative, dear to use more color, mix & match to find your own unique style.
Check out his photo blog Advanced Style for inspiration and more photos of these fabulous women and men ! I’m already a fan !