Stockholm's elite design college graduates have increasingly been scooping up awards as well as prized post-graduate places at prestigious international fashion colleges. Lina Michal, a Beckman's School of Design graduate, recently claimed the Vogue Young Vision Award 2013 after receiving a galactic 90,000 votes in the world-wide fashion authority's annual search for "young talent with a clear design vision" (VOGUE.it).
Design graduates from the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås set the catwalk alight on Tuesday with a dazzling display of carnival and rebellion, reports The Local's Victoria Hussey from the bench rows of Stockholm Fashion Week.
A new exhibition devoted to Parisian fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has opened its doors in Stockholm this summer, and The Local's Victoria Hussey finds out more about the talking mannequins, teddy bears and Madonna's legendary conical bra.
A rising teenage fashion designer and a genteel postcard-collecting pensioner find themselves sharing the spotlight thanks to a new initiative in the south Stockholm suburb of Farsta that uses local stories to boost community interaction.
One of Sweden's leading orchestras, Camerata Nordica, will perform the world premiere of one of Great Britain's favourite contemporary composers, Benjamin Britten, at this year's prestigious BBC Proms.
Monday at Stockholm Fashion Week saw the cornerstones of Swedish fashion take to the catwalk; well-established fashion heavyweights J. Lindberg and Filippa K Man alongside the animated Back, Ann-Sofie Back's diffusion line, started the proceedings.
Photo, from left to right: Acne , Carin Wester (photo: Kristian Löveborg). Back S/S 2014, Remember the 90s? If I didn't already start the memory ball rolling last week with Downton versus grunge boots, let me remind you of the decade that was.
On the final day of Stockholm Fashion Week, a designer presentation held in respectable art auctioneers Bukowkis in central Stockholm showcased an army of subtle sartorial elegance.
Three of the capital's arts colleges are to merge in a bid to make the new Stockholm University of the Arts a leading culture research facility on the global stage, as well as offering a new PhD programme.
Swedish designers who fight for brand-name recognition in the notoriously hard-to-crack fashion business tell The Local's Victoria Hussey about the importance of the Swedish Rookies Award.
London has New Bond Street, Milan has the The Golden Quad, now fashion-conscious Stockholmers have Library Town. The Local finds out what's in the name and why a walk around the city's fashion district may involve a delve into the history books.
With Ikea set to send flatpack refugee homes to war-torn countries, The Local chats to Swedish designer Johan Karlsson about why a flatpack house is cheaper, more durable and above all a better home than a tent.