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Stockhom—home to such venerated design houses as Cheap Monday, H&M, and Ikea—kept this year's Fashion Week quick and efficient, with a jam-packed three day schedule that showcased the city's most promising new talent. In case you weren't there to see it yourself, here are the names to know:
Images via Carin Wester
1) A Swedish summer may be short, but Carin Wester, one of our favorite designers to emerge from Stockholm Fashion Week, is ready for a full-blown seaside sojourn. The collection, consisting of breezy lace gowns, creamy beige crop tops and silky metallic trousers, exudes an easy, Chloe-esque vibe that we could definitely tap into next season. Stateside buyers, if you're reading this, at least pick up those patchwork chambray pants! Check out the complete collection on Wester's facebook page.
Images via Prendas Publicas
2) House of Dagmar—which also produced a runway show during Amsterdam Fashion week—showcased its collection in a softly-lit courtyard, with neon-colored garments pinned to laundry lines. Inspired by Brazillian shantytowns (or "favelas"), the technicolor collection seems suited to fashionable globe-trotting—or simply to fortifying your spring wardrobe with hot magenta.
Images via Sara Travasolian
3) As far as Scandinavia is concerned, camel will be de rigeur this season and the next. Hip new Stockholm label, Hope, showed a wonderfully wearable collection of camel leather t-shirts paired with dusty chino shorts, floppy leather rainhats (impractical, yes, but also awesome) topping off soft silk chemises in black-and-white watercolors, and simple asymmetrical dresses in a print that looks a little like a dairy cow (which, by the way, we expect to see a lot more of in Spring 2011).