Fashion Scandinavia: Contemporary Cool

Dorothea Gundtoft
Thames & Hudson

There is something intriguing and fresh about Scandinavian fashion design. In a world of outrageous colours, glitter and Anna Dello Russo, the designers of clear lines and minimal shapes stand apart as intriguing and desirable.

A stylist and writer for Dazed & Confused, Vogue and, Dorothea Gundtoft scans her expert eye over the burgeoning Scandinavian talent and compiles the best of her findings into this comprehensive collection. Picking over 50 designers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, Gundtoft unites the established with the emerging in individual profiles featuring interviews and photographs. Immersed in minimal and yet dramatic cool, these often-sustainable designs challenge the appearance and ethics of fashion.

In the collection, well known artists such as Acne, COS and Peter Jensen figure alongside the rising stars Ann-Sofie Back and Louise Sigvardt. Although the publication pauses to tell the unique story of each brand, by placing them together vital elements of Scandinavian design are revealed.

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