Yet another mini-fashion week has caught my eye: Fashion Week by Berns in Stockholm, which wraps up today. Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and Max Factor, many of the designers that showed Monday and Tuesday are personal favorites, including Fillipa K, Cheap Monday and Whyred. This afternoon, Acne hits the runway. (I'd say that 25% of my wardrobe is made up of these four brands.)
Thus far, the clothes have been wearable, but just as important, interesting. Cheap Monday chose to stick with a grey palette, while Filippa K.--whose clothes are like a cool version of Theory--sexed it up a bit with a siren red silk dress. Whyred--which always uses unique colors in its collection--experimented with periwinkle blue and dusty coral. What I like about these collections--and Scandinavian design in general--is that while they're modern and each possess a unique point of view, they also consider the consumer's wants and needs. While couture is exciting, it's just a fantasy. These clothes are accessible. Of course, I can't wait to see what Acne cooks up this afternoon. Until then, I'll be plotting my trip to Fashion Week by Berns next autumn.