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Feminine talesTuesday, January 28 2014

Carin Wester AW14

I know it’s not polite to play favourites, but good manners are for the faint hearted, and boy does Carin Wester get my pulse racing… So here goes, the best of what Swedish fashion has to offer, in my humble opinion.

The scandinavian label brought plenty of new ideas to the table yesterday, just in time to keep the rest of my own outerwear story interesting. I mean, how are you suppose to keep your winter wardrobe photogenic (hashtag shit fashion week-ers say) when you are living out of a suitcase that can barely hold two outdoor options, and your omniscient friend the Apple device forecasts weeks worth of below zero temperatures?

Cinched waists, then, is a good place to start. After seasons of voluminous, cocoon shaped coats, it’s time to give your waistline a proper comeback. Filippa K set the tone in Berlin last week, with its Alt-inspired belted looks, but it was the white martial art waistbands that really caught my attention. What a great way to update the prevalent oversized silhouette (and so cost efficient for those like me who have already invested in a ton of XXL-wear).

Next, why not try feminine fishnet tights. Blame Hedi if you must. Though at Wester, you will find the stockings less grungy in their demanour and all the more directional when paired with the show shoes – graphic pumps in matching prints – to wonderful trompe l’oeil effect.

Last but not least, leave your knitwear at home, and opt instead for breezy lightweight fabrics – satin, silk, mesh – to accentuate this new ladylike mood.

One might argue that these are fairly optimistic ideas, the execution of which might not prove so straightforward when confronted to the harsh reality of scandi-weather. But doesn’t that make them all the more noteworthy? Only a true fashionista would think so. Wink, wink.

  • Caroline

    Carin Wester nailed it with her bombers while ago … but this is awesome !!!

  • Dominique Candido

    amazing pictures! Great inspo…
    will check it out :)

  • Tanya Sc

    These look like perfection!

  • Mafalda

    I discovered Carin Wester with the Reva bomber jacket which is one of my favourite pieces, their designs are awesome and the quality is really good!
    Mafalda ❤

  • Sarah Iracheni

    Love it!

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  • Sarah M.

    I'm loving those menswear-inspired, oversized coats paired with uber-feminine fishnet tights. So pretty!

    xx from Montreal,

    I Bleed Fashion

  • Jessica Hofmann

    Huge fan of Carin Wester, yes. Thanks for the headsup on Scandinavia's latest – love it!


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  • anoddgirl

    wow i love the collection

  • Lucy Mason

    What a fantastic collection! xx

  • France-Laure Salomon

    les manteaux sont magnifiques !

  • School Run Mum

    Loving the fluid fabrics and fabulous cuts….beautiful and inspiring collection.

  • Krizia

    Loving the stockings over the shoes.

    x Krizia

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    • Camille

      Hehe you got coned by the trompe l'oeil! They are not over.. Its just the print :) x

  • Isabella Pozzi

    Great collection. Especially fond of the net stockings.