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August Fashion News: Skims new swimwear will be doing double-duty in our wardrobes

By Vogue Scandinavia

Photo: Vanessa Beecroft for Skims

Below, discover Vogue Scandinavia's sartorial dispatch with all of the latest fashion news you should know...

Kim K’s latest Skims swim collection will be doing double-duty in our wardrobes come autumn

Kim Kardashian’s buzzy shapewear brand Skims, which she co-founded with Swedish consultants Jens and Emma Grede in 2019, is the 'Spanx' of Gen Z. However, Skims offer far more than the aforementioned shapewear, curating a cult-like following for loungewear and underwear as well. Not to mention its swimwear.

Launching today, the latest drop sees the brand’s clean and minimalistic aesthetic come to fruition in neutral colours like dove and petrol blue, brown, and white. Created in a soft compressive fabric, the styles offer smoothing support with figure hugging silhouettes. Moving on from the high-leg cuts and eeny-teeny-string-bikinis of yore, this latest drop moves onto more coverage with matching sarongs, tank tops and shorts, in timeless styles that lightly sculpt and smooth curves. However, it is the classic one-piece in cocoa we’ve got out eye on. While perfect for a last summer dip, this swimsuit easily doubles up as a bodysuit come autumn.

The collection drops today on skims.com

By Josefin Forsberg

Skims

Shaping swim cami one-piece in cocoa

Norway gets a 'New Look' as Dior opens the doors to its first Nordic location in Oslo

Set over two levels in the heart of Oslo, Dior's first Scandinavian address is set to spur on a new era of luxury in Norway. Located on Nedre Slottsgate in the Promenaden Fashion District (Oslo’s luxury shopping hub) Dior's latest location is perched next to other storied fashion houses such as Bottega Veneta, Hermès, and Gucci.

The creamy walls, interiors and light parquet flooring of the historic location are contrasted by blue detailing, like a patterned navy rug and a dove blue armchair. The store will carry both Maria Grazia Chiuri's autumn/winter 2022 collection (where the creative director revisited the brand's iconic Bar jacket alongside the 62-22 pumps, inspired by the historic model designed for Dior by Roger Vivier) as well as Kim Jones' male counterpart, where he envisioned the emblematic symbols cherished by Dior's founding couturier – the star, the rose, the cannage, the leopard and the lily of the valley motifs. Not to mention the the House’s essential accessories and bags.

Dior's new boutique can be found at Nedre Slottsgate 13, Oslo, Norway.

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Jonathan Taylor for Dior

Look inside Aiayu's latest lifestyle location in Copenhagen's Frederiksberg

When Aiayu sets out to create a new retail space, ambitions are always high. And with the Danish brand's latest location, a flagship store at the charming intersection of Gammel Kongevej and Værnedamsvej (more precisely on Gammel Kongevej 80) in historical Frederiksberg, Aiayu has nailed the brief. Situated over 180 m2, the new flagship is furnished with the help of design studio Space Copenhagen, a long-time collaborator of the brand. Natural materials and quality are a pervasive theme, seen in the sizeable handmade oak cabinets by Malte Gormsen, Italian marble, wrought iron and selected ceramic works. Not to mention the almost Parisian feel of the street outside, with quaint cafés and specialised shops, forming a perfect frame for Aiayu's low-key lifestyle offering.

Aiayu's new flagship opens on August 4th.

By Josefin Forsberg

Aiayu's new flagship store on Gammel Kongevej 80, Frederiksberg. Photo: By Katrine Mbius for Aiayu