Monday, 26 January 2015 marks the start of this season’s Fashion Week in Stockholm, which will be inaugurated by Whyred at 12:00 pm in the Grand Salon at Berns. The week features three days packed with displays and presentations from some of the most significant brands on the Swedish fashion scene; prominent and established design meets young, innovative creativity. Brands including Cheap Monday, Filippa K, J.Lindeberg, Busnel, Hunkydory, Ida Sjöstedt, AltewaiSaome, Erik Bjerkesjö and Carin Wester, and debutants Lamija, By the No and Edwin Trieu – this year’s winner of the H&M Design Award, are listed on the official schedule, as are interpretations of Swedish fashion made by students from Beckman. Fashion Week and ASFB’s ambition to promote versatile Swedish fashion will permeate the week.

This season’s Peroni Designer Collaboration is designer Lamija, hailed both in Sweden and internationally for her futuristic and detailed craftsmanship. Her collection for A/W 2015 has been inspired by Sarajevo and costumes from the Balkans, which she has combined with a more minimalist style and materials such as denim, leather and black wool. Lamija will conclude Fashion Week in Stockholm on Wednesday at 5:00 pm in the Grand Salon.

High-tech innovation design is the theme for this season’s Fashion Talks. Bradley Quinn, a fashion strategist with consulting assignments for several major fashion houses and the author of books such as Future Fashion and Textile Futures, will talk about the new generation of ‘wearables’ i.e. wearable technology. Who are the researchers and the start-ups setting the agenda for the future of design and production? And how will their developments influence the fashion world in general? Julia Krantz, artist and designer and Creative Director at Volumental, will be our guest on stage. The seminar will be chaired by Madelaine Levy, Editor-at-large at Bon. Fashion Talks will be held at Bukowski’s on Wednesday 28 January at 1:00 pm and is open to the general public.