Acne Studios is part of the creative collective Acne, “Ambition to Create Novel Expression” which was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1996. Co-founder of the Swedish brand Jonny Johansson created one hundred pairs of jeans in raw denim with red stitching and gave them away to friends and family. This became the foundation of the clothing branch of Acne, now known as Acne Studios. Today Acne Studios designs, markets and distributes fashion apparel and jeans worldwide. The styles for Spring Summer are structured, sharp and tailored yet some are more feminine. We have made our favourite picks…
© Acne Studios
We also recommend heading over to find your perfect pair of jeans in the Acne Denim Guide.
Acne Denim Guide
The founder of ELLA, Elinros Lindal, clearly is a highly talented business women, a creative designer and a caring person. With a BA-degree in psychology and mass communication, a career in journalism and publishing and finally an MBA degree from Reykjavik University, Elinros founded ELLA slow fashion in 2011. ELLA is for the sophisticated women that don’t want to compromise; High end luxurious fabrics tailored into beautiful timeless pieces, without harming the environment. The style is elegant and formal yet very feminine, perfect for your working wardrobe or other formal occasions.
ELLA is very proud of being a Slow Fashion Brand, with respect for the professionals who develop the designs, for the materials, for the environment, both ecologically and economically, and respect for you. Every piece is manufactured in limited numbers in Europe with a high emphasis on quality and traceability, considering the impact on workers, communities and ecosystems. Sounds good to us! I have my eyes on that gorgeous orange dress! Perfect for a blogger-working wardrobe!?
ELLA online shop
Fashionista.com – Slow Fashion Movement Picks Up Speed in Iceland
TheEcologist.org – Slow Fashion
Looking for tailored, structured and affordable key pieces that will last, check out COS collection for Spring Summer 1012.
As a upscale little sister to the High Street giant H&M, COS does Nordic contemporary fashion brilliantly for less.
We quite like the multicoloured tones and the contemporary details in the clothes we found NEW IN at COS Stores.
And we love the campaign photos for the current season as they ooze of the sleek and chic lifestyle we would love to live!
© COS Stores
I have to admit thought that I haven’t bought anything at COS so far. Might be tempted to head into their London store soon after seeing what’s new. Have you collected a few pieces from COS SS12 so far?
COS Stores online shop
Discovered in Wild Swans, a London boutique featuring Scandinavian womens fashion, the Copenhagen label Baum und Pferdgarten by Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave stood out featuring fascinating contrasts. The Spring Summer 2012 collection is most wearable, comfortable yet flattering. We love the maritime style, chic, modern and sporty.
© Baum und Pferdgarten
When at Wild Swans in their Islington boutique, I managed to snap up a beautiful and versatile Baum und Pferdgarden Sade skirt. Unfortunately it’s been a rather chilly May in London, so far, so worn with tights and boots. But can’t wait for summer to come… Bring on sunkissed skin and high heeled sandals!
Baum und Pferdgarten
Wild Swans – Online Shop