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Stockholm Fashion Week: Day one highlights

Drapers’ junior fashion editor Graeme Moran picks his best bits from the first day of Stockholm fashion week.

The chilly weather and sprinkling of snow hasn’t dampened the spirits of the stylish Swedes, as Stockholm fashion week kicked off yesterday with a packed schedule of shows.

All black oversized hoodies mixed with sleek slim tailoring for men and for women from The Local Firm, contrasting with the jolly prints from Marimekko, where black and white botanical florals stood out alongside a mash of clashing colour and pattern.

Honky Dorey marched out a procession of luxed-up rock and roll girls, complete with sexy velvet super-skinny spray on trousers, tasselled suede jackets and shimmery gold embroidered tops.

Ann-Sofie Back was one of the stand-out shows of the day, with a stylish workwear meets club kid collection full of strong shearling coats, slogan T-shirt dresses and new takes on the basic jean.

Key colours so far include rich burgundy shades and a spectrum of greens, particularly on the layered looks at Stylein.

Metallic glittery knits, sheer peek-a-boo panels and some killer fluffy mohair coats were key pieces at the sedate Minimarket presentation, while Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds inspired a bird print at Mayla, which covered knits and dresses alongside beaded peplum tops and sweet collared blouses.

Carin Webster was another standout show of the day, with her take on mannish db blazers and swishy wide-leg trousers, sexy knitwear dresses and beautiful oversized outerwear sure to pique the interest of buyers in town.

Beside the beautiful Bernes hotel where the majority of the week’s catwalk shows are the held, today’s winner of best venue goes to the Odd Molly show, which took place on an ice skating rink. Models zoomed and pirouetted as an ice hockey team played around them. Odd indeed, but fun.

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