If you are a fan of the sleek, minimal Scandi look, then here is our top tips on how to create and purchase the phenomenon that is Scandinavian style.
Founded in 2009, ALTEWAISAOME is a fashion brand that offers an eclectic mix of Scandinavian simplicity and international high fashion. A seriously cool, innovative house founded by Swedish-born designers Natalia Altewai and Randa Saome. Their style is clean lines and monochrome colour palette. Look out for their unique details with mixed fabrics. Shop the range
Originally from Sweden, Ann-Sofie Back graduated from Central St Martins College in London in 1998. She’s worked at Acne and is also Creative Director at Cheap Monday BACK, launched in 2005, isaimed at intelligent, style-conscious women and has gained quite the fashion following. Originally aimed at the Scandinavian market, today it’s sold across the world. Rihanna and Lady Gaga, are reportedly all fans. Shop the range
Carin is currently one of the most talked-about names in Swedish fashion. You may have also seen her line in Urban Outfitters. Carin started her own brand in 2003, winning countless awards. Reasonably priced, super-sharp and with bags of attitude. Shop the range
What started as a small secondhand store in a Stockholm suburb, became a cool, high-fashion brand famous for its ‘tight’ denim with a characteristic skull logo. As well as the main collections for men and women, Cheap Monday also has baby, accessory, glasses, underwear and shoe lines. Shop the range at the flagship Carnaby Street store.
Filippa K is the brand to go to for basics. With great jerseys and knits, it’s become synonymous with style, simplicity and quality. Filippa K’s focus is on high quality with a timeless and pure design. The company was established in Stockholm in 1993 by Filippa Knutsson and Patrik Kihlborg. Shop the range at Liberty London.
The Scandinavian fashion house offers designs that are the epitome of modern chic. Sophisticated tailored silhouettes are paired with edgier runway looks for an unmistakable collection of simple yet fashion forward elegance from head-to-toe. Shop the range at House of Fraser.
Kylie Minogue, Sienna Miller and Sarah Jessica Parker have put this retro shoe brand firmly on the fashion map. Swedish Hasbeens are fun, high-quality and ethically-produced footwear. The Hasbeens toffels, bags and belts are based on original 70s models and are made of ecologically prepared natural grain leather. Shop the range Office