Spending my last two days in Scandinavia in Copenhagen. I think I would be a lot sadder about leaving if I wasn't coming back in two months to a much colder, darker place. Even though it's going to be a rough winter involving lots of ugly weatherproof shoes, Scandinavians are always optimistic about their mild and chilly spring/summer season, and the feeling is contagious. Filippa K Spring 2012 embodies Swedish minimalist cool, the designer sent out her clean and pared-down designs in neutral colors infused with vivid splashes of orange, blue, and silver. Her show is always one of the most highly anticipated shows of Stockholm Fashion Week, and the setting of the Modern Museet was the perfect environment to display the timeless simplicity of the garments. My favorite pieces were tie-dyed in a hazy wash of steel blue and blush pink, and the tie-dye trouser pants are perfect for a typical not-very-warm Swedish summer day. Now if we could only fast-forward through the bone-chilling winter.
Thursday, August 25, 2011