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Copenhagen, always fun but so cold this time! I thought dressing up like the Micheline woman would help, apparently I was wrong. I have no idea what I have done if it wasn’t for my baba’s old Fjällräven jacket anno c. 1980 (see Instagram).

 

 

Since comfort and practicality is a priority, I paired up my blue tent with a pink hoodie, faux leather overall, sneakers and yellow sunglasses since the sun was shining with its absence. Picture above was shot by my friend and talented street-style photographer Assef. As for now, I’m enjoying a calm weekend in Stockholm since I’m off to London next week.

 

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Credit & adlinks: Fjällräven Jacket (here), H&M Hoodie (here), H&M Overall (here), Nike Sneakers (here), Vintage Sunglasses

 

 

 

Photo by Payzee Mahmod | Edited by me

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A tribe called

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Wearing: Zara Coat, Weekday hoodie (here), H&M mesh top (here), Fila tights (here), Nike sneakers (here), Zara bag, Acne Studios sunglasses (here)

 

 

Second day of SFW, and the sun blessed us with its presence. However, it’s Sweden which means that you know layering is a must. This year, I’ve made comfort and practicality a priority, i.e. my feet are thanking me and a happier person since I’m not freezing my tuchis off.

A few days ago, I stumbled upon last years pictures of Copenhagen Fashion Week and it really dawned on me how much has changed. Although I sported a pyjama with sneakers and a big coat I felt more liberated by how things are looking today. Maybe its because I’m at ease with my sense expression, but mostly because there is a sense of liberation in expressing. That’s what makes fashion so much fun as well as there’s so many layers to it – not literately speaking in this case, but I guess we hit a full circle, haha

 

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I mentioned here, that cultures and traditions are a big source of inspiration for me. Generally speaking, I love to look back at different times and across boarders and find myself so intrigued with how people expressed themselves through what they are/were wearing. Both in terms of clothes but also makeup, tribes, and tattoos and their meanings – sometimes it gets so fascinating almost like a consuming feel. And fashion is a expression of a times economic, politic and sociologic construction.

 

Speaking of tribes, there is a word that has been growing stronger the past months. Maybe it has a lot to do with what is happening in the world and especially after recent presidential event that has shaken the world, community has never been as important as now and I can see it manifest on various levels from the fashion and music industry here in Sweden but also among people in general. It’s important to be surrounded amongst people who are likeminded, yet challenge you to be the best you can be. Who celebrate your your differences as much as your common grounds. For me, that translates into being surrounded by strong and intelligent woman who have a open view on the world and the fact that we are different is what makes us beautiful and unique.

 

 

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With Tahira Music and Chrystelle Eriksberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Rasmus Lindahl | Edited by me

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Sthlm Fashion Week Highlights

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At Whyred  presentation with Payzee Mahmod & Andreas Wijk

 

Conclusion of last weeks SFW: yes, there was a lot of same old same. But the purpose of this post is not to bore you with lame strategies for the show’s, but to actually celebrate what was good. So let’s take closer look at the highlights.

 

 

 

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– Space by RMH

 

Fashion week’s most important event, from the designers to the conversations that took place to one sick show by Virgil Abloh and Heron Preston. I cant stress the importance of the event, the fact that it was open for everybody and the conversations that took place on stage sparked a lot of inspiration and perspectives. My friends and I were unanimous, all of us wish we heard those words when we were in fashion school, but having two inspiring creatives sharing their journey and the fact that they too are still figuring it out, but are willing to share whatever they have learned along the way deserves acknowledgement and respect. Most of all, thank you RMH for organizing this event. Not only did the Swedish fashion scene need to see something different but it also helps us to grow our community stronger and raise awareness.

 

 

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Whyred

 

I just love when a player who’s been in the game for some time throws a show and leaves you surprised, yet you see all the nuances there. Obvious, genius, cant-wait-for-fall to get into those jumpsuits. Secondly, the diversity amongst the models on the runway was a delight. There was not only one sort of representation (e.i. skinny white model), happy to see at least some of the bigger Swedish designers acknowledging this when casting.  The collection has been inspired by Aniara, a sciencection poem written by the Swedish Nobel Prize laureate Harry Martinson in 1956 about a spaceship of the same name

 

 

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Ida Klamborn

Color-parade of power pussy’s, what’s not love about that. Anticipations always run high when it comes to Ida, but that’s simply because I respect her for her standpoints as well as her way of doing it. If that wasn’t enough, the power pussy representations ran high with girls like Kakan Hermansson and  Agnes Grefberg Braunerhielm. Yas!

 

 

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Stand x Adidas

 

When a new player does a designer collaboration with one of your all time favourite brands, you jump out of joy. Well that’s at least what I did.  Stand has been well known for it’s beautiful faux fur, personally, I believe it more then necessary to not only acknowledge when a designer creates a beautiful collection but also takes responsibility for its work by not compromising animals life.

 

 

 

Photos by: Fashionweeks.se & Bon.se

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Diversity

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First day of Stockholm Fashion Week started in covered in camouflage together with my partner, Chrystelle. Both of us are big of camouflage, as well as mixing men’s and woman’s wear so we wanted to put together something different.

 

I’ve been discussing the lack of diversity in the business of fashion with plenty of friends and colleagues lately, it surprises me that in this day and age, we haven’t come further. Hence, the importance of actually discussing topics that does matter so we can actually raise the awareness. Something that has really dawned on me is the fact that I’m not only one who’s tiered of seeing the same faces, nothing wrong with those faces but I can’t relate to them. And from standpoint of being based in Stockholm, why not praise the little diversity we actually have going on? As an Iranian woman, I know only of one influencer who’ve made it far, Negin Mirsalehi. That’s on a international level, but if we scale it down to Sweden I only know of one other fellow fashion Iranian blogger, Sharareh. Yet there’s only a handful of influencer who come from other ethnical backgrounds. Interesting right?

 

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Wearing: Junkyard XX-XY Jacket (here), Adidas Originals Jacket (here), Sweet SKTBS T-shirt (here), Urban Classics Pants (here), FILA Sneakers (here)

 

That being said, fashion is a great way to celebrate who you are and what inspires you.Cultures have always been a big source of inspiration for me, for instance I love to look at different tribes and their way of expressing themselves. Also, popular culture has been a big part of my life, hip hop and skating culture has been present from an early stage and still is, which is why I love pulling pieces from a site offers just that and much more. Once again, diversity! Complete look from Junkyard, and I strongly recommend the ladies to take a look at their men’s section of clothes, it’s so much fun to incorporate something different to your wardrobe.

 

As you can see, we love different. We hope you do too.

 

In collaboration with Junkyard

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Photos by Tahira Music | Edited by me

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