Rock My Baroque
The models stormed out of a triumphal neon archway resembling Sweden’s royal palace, Kungliga Slottet, a 17th-century build inspired by Versailles extruding Baroque opulence. A print fusion of baroque and Rococo gardens adorned one-and-a-half-breasted suits, bombers and windbreakers. Ornate jacquard tunics teamed with two-piece suits blended the old with the new and also kind of reminded us of our grandma’s florid sofas that we weren’t really allowed to sit when we were young.
A Tiger Never Loses Its Stripes
As the Baroque melted away into olive and ivory alternating tiger stripes, Tiger of Sweden showed us his signature sharp tailoring that was as present as ever. His clean-lined blazers were cut in fabrics that were solid navy blues, neutral browns and blacks, catering for the staple shades of every man. This time around he experimented with silhouettes, taking the traditional blazer shape and cropping it to the waist, but it was still paired with tailored trousers. We got a more casual vibe from it with Andreas Gran keeping it contemporary as always.
Third Culture Kids
Following the voyage that Kungliga Slottet took from being a decadent citadel into a temple to Scandinavian restraint, Andreas Gran translated the architectural changes into his collection. Beginning with the elaborate print, models slowly transitioned to the street with bulletproof-mimicking vests, baggy shorts and tiger-striped MA jackets. Logo-mania headbands and wristbands gave a nod to cultural diversity reading “THIRD CULTURE KIDS” with Gran commenting on his love for multi-cultural Sweden, “People from one culture move to a second culture – then they create this third culture”. Starting with Baroque designs and then mixing mesh knitwear with crisp poplin shirts – it was clear to see the evolution on the runway.