INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
AW18 SCANDI STREET STYLE
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 9 February 2018
Sartorially speaking, Scandinavia is known as the home of minimalism. For the AW18 Nordic catwalk shows, the street stylers in attendance took the traditional approach of opting for clean-cut silhouettes and basics in subdued colours, but stealthily mixed in some new-season elements. So, if you want to nail it like those descended from the Norse, here’s a roundup of the best dressed seen at fashion week in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.
When it comes to print, this guy’s not hiding his aesthetic prowess, opting for an all-over camouflage boiler suit. Seen on the AW18 catwalks at the likes of Maharishi and Liam Hodges, the key to styling camo is to keep the rest of your look understated: cue, that Scandi sensibility. This fella wears a plain white tee underneath his all-in-one and layers up with a simple black coat. Notice how he nicely ties in his accessories, too – his red beanie and the colourway of his old-school Nikes correspond to the patterning on his overalls. Cold-weather dressing, covered.
Too early for transitional layers? Well, not according to this chap. Wild sartorial choices seem to be a given for this guy, as he opts for a leopard-print shirt to kick off his ensemble. To keep out the chill, he teams together two favourites for the intermediate period – a khaki bomber jacket and an embroidered denim number. For his bottom half, he chooses slick straight-leg jeans and a pair of on-trend Converse One Stars. To unite such an adventurous getup, he opts for all-black accessories – check out that mohair-knit scarf and oversized cross-body bag.
In case you weren’t aware, oversized blazers are back in a big way this season. This fella’s got the memo and styled his in the most Scandi way possible – just look at those muted shades. Channelling the 80s-power-suit aesthetic, he wears his blazer with matching wide-leg trews. He also borrows from the 90s and opts for grunge-inspired staples: a graphic-print oversized hoodie and a chain detail on his trousers add some flavour to his ’fit. To round off his decade-spanning look, he picks a pair of up-to-date chunky-soled trainers.
For AW17/18, it’s all about favouring fluorescent shades over darker hues. The menswear sphere has taken a shine to yellow in particular, which this street styler has chosen to form the foundation of her outfit. She goes for a mustard-coloured hoodie and teams it with a golden-yellow denim co-ord for a tonal triumph. To stay cosy, she layers up with an all-over-borg longline coat (this is Norway, after all). To switch it up, she rocks a pair of aqua-blue creps with corresponding socks on foot. Minimal silhouette, maximum colour play.
Another street styler who’s clearly game for joining the bright-colour hype is this guy. Starting off with a basic cream polo, this dude layers up with a chunky-knit jumper in vibrant orange. To counterbalance such an eye-catching block of colour, he keeps the rest of his look laid-back – note how his cap, trench coat and trews all come in a heritage check print. He finishes off his 'fit with a pair of crisp white creps, and extra props are in order for the brilliant-blue cross-body bag which nicely complements the colour of his knitwear.