Hang on to your hoodies, the sporty street influence doesn't seem to be fading anytime soon. At least if you listen to the Scandinavian designers at the Stockholm and Copenhagen fashion weeks. Athleisure seems an obvious part of the repertoire these days, much more than a fleeting trend. On the other hand, a slightly unusual sport to spot was Formula 1, but One Hundred embraced it with their shiny jumpsuits and Ferrari yellow. Look to Whyred for a more casual take on the trend.
Slogans popped up frequently on the runways making political statements proclaiming "Change" and "Revolution" at Lala Berlin as well as more playful inserts with Munthe's "So I Lied" T-shirts. Trenchcoats where plentiful. Everything from classic fits, to leather, cropped styles and an avant garde take from Freya Dalsjø that made me (and everyone in place in Copenhagen) take a second look.
For next fall the hiking boot is commonplace, preferably mixed with feminine volume, dresses, skirts and frills for an edgy juxtaposition of styles. Or give your suite a practical update with the functional shoe. Something we saw for both men and women on the runways during the Scandinavian fashion weeks.
Above are a few of my favourite looks presented for AW17 by our Scandiland designers. And for a touch of everyday glam, take note of the shiny lurex. It's popped up too many times to ignore and I'm not one to complain.
*Photos: Copenhagen Fashion Week & Stockholm Fashion Week / Mathias Nordgren