Stockholm Fashion Week has just finished and by the end of this article, there’ll be one thing that’ll stick in your mind – nothing other than sustainability in its entire essence. Stockholm has been gaining a well-deserved place on the international fashion scene since 2019, when Catarina Midby, former editor and head of sustainability for H&M, became the General Secretary at the Swedish Fashion Association.
This year, Stockholm Fashion Week largely took the shape of intimate studio visits and a few live shows here and there, with the focus for the schedule centring, of course, on sustainability. However, that wasn’t the sole focus, with their counterparts of technology and creativity also taking bits and pieces of the Swedish cake.
Read on to discover our highlights of the week! As a starter, the Fashion Future conference involved a line-up of some of the biggest names in the sustainable fashion arena talking about a broad range of topics, such as overproduction, waste of materials, and e-commerce systems that negatively affect the planet. To keep the pace with sustainability practices in mind, we have selected a few shows that we think made the difference during this Stockholm Fashion Week – check them out below!
Filippa K is one of the most well-known local brands and has recently established FK Studio, which has begun to upcycle the pieces taken back to the brand as a part of their sustainability journey. This allows them to give new life to the old garments as they transform them into something new.
House of Dagmar is a family brand whose range of clothes is significantly rooted in sustainability practices. In February 2021, House of Dagmar was awarded the Zalando Sustainability Award for its commitment to eco-friendly fabrics and tight-knit production methods.
Gemme Collective is a recently launched circular fashion rental that relies on a local business model. The collective considers the environmental cost of shipping items by taking a step ahead of the industry: renters and sellers must meet physically to do the exchange, avoiding unnecessary expenses.
Diemonde’s designer drew motivation and inspiration by speaking to Stockholm’s new generation. Since its beginnings, Diemonde has stood for humanity, giving work to Syrian refugees with unique sewing skills so they can more easily integrate into Swedish society.
As a celebration of fashion and sustainability at Stockholm Fashion Week, we have put together a small gallery with some of the best street-style looks spotted on attendees throughout the week. Have a look!
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