Scandinavian fashion is having a moment. Milan may be hanging on to its reputation by a thread, London is perpetually ebbing and flowing with the city’s own fortunes, and Paris will always be able to rest on its glamorous heels, but Sweden and Denmark, in particular, are creating their own niche around buzzy street fashion with an emphasis on dynamic materials perfect for withstanding a northern winter.
Following Copenhagen, which took a bow on fashion's runway in the second week of August, it was the turn of Stockholm, home to fashion giants such as Acne, Nudie Jeans, and J. Lindbergh, among others. But the retail giants took a back seat during the city's Spring 2019 fashion week, making room for a plethora of upstarts and emerging pioneers, from Rave Review, a.k.a duo Josephine Bergqvist and Livia Schück, who use recycled fibers to create distinctive high-end pieces, to queer New York-based Andre Landeros Michel, designer of genderless brand LANDEROS NEW YORK.
For Stockholm, Landeros presented his remix show, For Your Consideration_Version 6, a retrospective of the past five collections shown in New York, a showcase for his cinematic sensibility in which luxurious and unconventional materials are mixed and matched for a muscular collection that would grace an intergalactic space party. Think Mad Max meets Star Wars, in which leathers, neoprene, and bold metallics, combine to create loose, elegant silhouettes. Below some of our favorite images from his presentation.