Cool Down This Summer With The Best Scandinavian Style

Scandinavian fashion designers rarely stray from the minimalist chic that is preferred by the Nordic countries.

Credit: Baum und Pferdgarten

Copenhagen designers Baum und Pferdgarten have been in the business of producing clean cut clothing since 1999, and their pre-Autumn 17 collection has taken our fancy.

Whites, reds and navy blues reign supreme in this collection. Strong pieces are classy and structured at first glance, but look closer for the subtle details that make the garments comfortable. What looks like a stylish suit jacket is actually a relaxed bomber jacket and trousers with an elasticised waist with a drawstring. We love these for travelling and casual social engagements.

Credit: Filippa K

The simplicity and exceptional quality of the Mae Slip Dress dress has us handing over our credit card so we can purchase it in both colors (it’s available in blue and white).

This garment is 100% silk and has adjustable straps – it needs nothing more because of the exceptional cut that drapes beautifully in all the right places. Visit the designer, Filippa K’s website, to discover tips and tricks on how to take care of it. It’s an easy to wear piece for summer days on a yacht charter along the fjords and takes very little space in your suitcase.

Credit: Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen began creating jewelry in Copenhagen more than 100 years ago and to this day, the all-important design ethic remains. While the collections range from home products, hollowares and watches, we prefer the artistic and unique jewelry.

The Dew Drop Neckring with pendant – 18kt white gold with brilliant cut diamonds – is a superb example of up-to-the-minute style and luxury. The modernity of the piece gives you the freedom to wear it casually or with evening wear.

Credit: Gestuz Evening

When it comes to evening glam, Scandinavians generally opt for understated elegance. This lace sheath from Gestuz subtly gives hints of skin without being over the top, or making the wearer choose between showing legs, arms or decolletage. The design is sensual and gives a beautiful silhouette – and allows for flats or heels – again, a focus on comfort. The designer’s High Summer collection features many beautiful examples of Scandi evening wear that will convert you to their simple style.

Credit: Hollzweiler

A simple crew neck sweater is an essential in any gentleman’s wardrobe, and should be updated season by season. Hollzweiler’s Spring Summer 2017 features a relaxed fit sweater in black, light green and grey melange – but we love the pastel pink.

The Norwegian designers pride themselves on creating playful basics and blending progressive ideas with classic ideals, and that’s exactly what they’ve done here.

Credit: NN07 Jules Stripe 1244

Although No Nationality 07 prides itself by being influenced by people and vibes all over the world, it’s important to note the brand hails from Copenhagen and shares many of the modern aesthetics that we have seen emerge from the city’s design talent.

The Jules Stripe swimshort is an unbelievably popular item for NN07, sometimes selling out in different colors. The comfort and effortless cool that comes with a pair of these shorts is gratis.

 

Credit: WoodWood

A classic blue vintage pair of jeans should have pride of place in any gentleman’s wardrobe – but choose carefully as this item can easily go wrong. A relaxed fit with just the right about of slump is what we look for in a pair of jeans – and what we love about the jeans from Copenhagen based WoodWood is they’ve hit the balance between style and functionality.

The brand strives to blend high fashion with urban wear to achieve instant cool, and we’re pleased to say they have our vote.

Credit: Nudie Jeans – Eriksson Keepall Denim

Sweden’s Nudie Jeans is one of our favorite socially responsible brands. They’re focused on doing their bit to improve working conditions in the textile industry and invest in sustainable harvesting, using Fairtrade sustainable cotton. This handy Keepall is made from 100% organic cotton and leather, and is great for weekenders or day trips off the yacht.

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