5 hot Scandinavian designers
Denmark’s Freya Dalsjø founded her luxury brand in 2012. With an approach to design that has beencalled avant-garde, she combines heritage techniques in contemporary luxury garments. Dalsjø collaborates with Kopenhagen Fur, which gives her an opportunity to adopt new techniques and processes in the production of high-end luxury garments for women.
Fall Winter Spring Summer
The Fall Winter Spring Summer (FWSS) label from Oslo was launched in 2012 by the collective MTHLVT, a group of young entrepreneurs with backgrounds from the fashion and textile industries, and it is now available in 12 countries.
As founding partner Nina Granerød says on the label’s website, “My woman values elegance, practicality and decisive cuts, combined with high-quality materials.”
Swedish native Greta Gram started her self-titled label in 2015 in London, where she currently lives. She made her Stockholm Fashion week debut this year.
“The core of my design is very simple and clean in terms of lines and proportions,” she says. “That minimalism is a direct link to my Swedish and Scandinavian background. Even though I work from my studio in London, as a Swedish designer I think it’s very important to me to show my collections in Stockholm, because we don’t see a lot of high-end fashion in the Swedish fashion scene.”
“Much of the overall inspiration in my work comes from the Japanese designs of the 1980s and 90s. Comme de Garçons and Issey Miyake have been, and continue to be, big inspirations for me.”
Kinraden, a Danish jewelry brand that has been developed with respect for the environment, sources materials that are certified to strict sustainability standards, such as the black diamond-cut Mpingo heartwood, found only in one FSC-certified wild forest in Tanzania. Its debut collection was designed by Vibe Harsløf.
Text: Tsemaye Opubor