Our city might be known for plain, minimalist looks, but Stockholm can be fun and colorful too. Thanks to a new crop of fashion design talent, Stockholm is fast becoming a hub of pioneering style. As we ease into spring and summer, we bring you some of the most influential designers offering quirky and cool alternatives for your wardrobe.

Electric Feathers

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New to the Stockholm scene, this cool New York brand offers brightly hued, multi-use dresses that come in handy in those in-between seasons. The garment can be worn as a swingy dress, slouchy pants, a cool jumpsuit and much more. Find the new collection at Nitty Gritty — where you'll soon also find jewelry from Swedish designer Susan Szatmary.

Available online. Or shop at Nitty Gritty, Krukmakargatan 24, 118 51 Stockholm. 
+46 (0)8 658 24 41; nittygrittystore.com


Arethé Stockholm

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Alina Bendikova and Reza Alipour founded this brand just two years ago. With its sophisticated yet edgy street-style-inspired silhouettes, Arethé Stockholm is fast becoming one the hottest fashion choices this season. The spring/summer 2016 looks are influenced by urban streetwear, with flowing lines and a a clean palette that includes blues, grays, whites and blacks.

Available online.



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There is a refreshing quality to Josefin Runquist and Moa Antonsson’s fashion brand. The two teamed up to produce streetwear garments that combine draping and clean lines. The looks push the boundaries, but they are sophisticated as well. Expect eye-catching prints, unusual material combinations and plenty of oxblood.

Available online.


Ida Klamborn

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The last thing you want upon showing up to a party is to realize someone else is wearing the same thing as you. Ida Klamborn’s bold statement pieces will make sure that doesn't happen. Her spring/summer 2016 collection is filled with bold red and pink pieces including dresses, pants, even statement shirts. Her designs are graphically strong with a mix of textiles and daring prints. Prepare to stand out from the crowd.

Available online. Or visit their showroom at Jung Relations, Gävlegatan 12A, 113 30 Stockholm. 
+46 (0)8 410 556 50​

By Chanel De Yong

Chanel is a freelance journalist covering travel, lifestyle, showbiz and events. She is a keen cultural observer and loves traveling.