Designers and Brands

The Stockholm Fashion List



Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to visit one of my dream destinations, Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, and I totally fell in love with the design-centric physique of the city, from interior design and architecture to the chic, minimalist street style. I managed to visit a few cult Swedish fashion stores like Weekday, Cos and Acne, and discovered a cool indie designer boutique too. Read on to see the shops to visit while you’re in Stockholm. You’re in for a very stylish treat. (more…)

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2016 Global Fashion Industry Round-up

 
2016 has been a volatile year for the global economy and its politics, with terrorist attacks, stock market crashes, Brexit and the US election. All of these things have a huge effect on the fashion industry, with masses of changes happening in the market at every level. Overall growth has slowed, which has caused many fashion brands to totally re-think their strategies. Whats more, our increasingly digital-focussed lives, the globe has become smaller than ever, and the industry are under increased pressure to communicate in a more transparent way. Photos by Dominic Martin.

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Ultimate Edinburgh Christmas Shopping Guide

Welcome to my ultimate guide to Christmas Shopping in Edinburgh, from independent retailers! Theres been a quote floating around the web lately that I adore:“When you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance!” I’m so passionate about shopping local that I’ve attempted to get most of my Christmas shopping done from independent brands this year, and I think you should too. Many people, including myself in previous years, just stick to Princes Street and the likes, but don’t consider the small fries, that often depend on the festive period to tide them over for the slower spring.  Not only are you contributing to a more circular economy and closed loop, but your gifts will be more individual, special and unique too! 
 
For clothing and accessories, there is a plethora of indie shops popping up around Edinburgh. If it’s a gal pal you’re buying for, I recommend Ladyboss Collective, an eclectic little nail salon that also stocks designs from emerging Scottish fashion brands like Yellow Bubble and Dreamland, as well as cool cosmetics and gifts. 
 
One of my regular shopping stops is Godiva Boutique, and at the moment they have a fabulous selection of products from independent designers (and vintage gems) that are perfect for Christmas, like gorgeous Karen Mabon scarves and hand-knitted mittens for big kids and little kids by Eka.
 

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Olivia Burton Watches

 

 

I’ve been following contemporary London-based timepiece brand Olivia Burton Watches on social media for a while now, and recently received two beauties from they fall collection, so I couldn’t help but take lots of pretty pictures! Not only are the watches fashion-forward, elegant and minimalist (my favourite aesthetic!) but the quality is so great you’d guess the price tag much higher than it is. What’s more, Olivia Burton now have a huge range of Vegan Friendly watches made using cruelty-free leather! 

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Autumn Accessory Essentials

The leaves are turning brown and the haar is drawing in, Autumn is here, and although its fabulous to enjoy Pumpkin Spice Lattes again, personally I’m panicking about what to wear every morning. Its an awkward transitional time, with bright sunny days with random rain and shine, never being able to predict the temperature, so I’ve been desperately searching for fashion inspiration that actually matches Scottish weather

Autumn/Winter trends tend to repeat every year because its a time of year that people revert to the classics. Think staple white shirts, suede ankle boots, trench coats and warm, earthy colours. 

Instead, this season I’m focussing on changing up my accessories to update those failsafe autumn outfits, and instead of feeding my shopping addiction, I decide to delve deep into my existing wardrobe.
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