December news: Clogs are key for summer 2023, and Swedish Hasbeens just dropped their take on the 70s classic

By Vogue Scandinavia

Photo: Swedish Hasbeens

Indulge in the latest sartorial launches and stay au courant. Below, Vogue Scandinavia lists the releases to keep on your radar this December

Clogs are key for summer 2023, and Swedish Hasbeens just dropped their take on the 70s classic

It’s not often that a staple from the 14th century would be coveted today, but a few hundred years later the clog proves that some styles never really fall out of favour.


The brand was born when founder Emy Blixt stumbled across an old warehouse filled with original wooden shoes from the seventies. Following her intuition, she bought the collection and launched Swedish Hasbeens together with childhood friend Cilla Wingård. The now internationally-renowned brand brings traditional craftsmanship and Swedish style to their pieces, which are now more timeless than ever.

Their new spring/summer collection repurposes the classic shoe in several different styles, perfect for both country and city living. Their style inspiration lies in the playful style of the sixties, whilst the production incorporates modern innovation and sustainability practices. Made up of six different styles, the new collection is fun and classic, as emphasised by their ‘Sophisticated Sandal’ which combines a soft pink suede with their own classic vegetable-tanned leather.

The Hasbeens spring/summer 2023 collection is available on, at their flagship store in Stockholm’s Old Town and with select retailers around the world.

By Olivia Ekelund

Photo: Swedish Hasbeens

You have to see Piaget’s new masterful Métiers d'Art watches

The Métiers d'Art collection feels like it was made to celebrate craftsmanship, honouring a long tradition of decorative techniques, and Piaget’s latest line is filled with artisan savoir-faire. Composed of four pieces merging the brand’s iconic Altiplano watch with the Moonphase complication, the 36mm-wide Altiplano Zodiaque Moonphase watches are certainly artworks in their own right.

With two years of development to make their dials tick, the real wonder sits in the translucent blue enamel sky and accompanying motifs, made up of small white dots and precious stones, created by master enameller Anita Porchet.

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By Josefin Forsberg

Danish Freya Dalsjø celebrates collaboration with the launch of its first jewellery line

Merging worlds is common in the fashion and jewellery industries, and it’s something which Danish designer Freya Dalsjø understands all too well. Having joined forces in 2020 with her mother, Karis, the Copenhagen atelier began experimenting with metalwork. Now the mother-daughter duo are launching their first line of jewellery, celebrating collaboration as Karis’ architecture background takes centre stage. “We looked at a lot of architects and artists as well, to name a few Zaha Hadid, Anish Kapoor, Bronwynn Lusted, Takeshi Igawa, Luciano Fabro and these Arte Povera artists, Carlo Scarpa etc,” says Dalsjø

“The jewellery series draws inspiration from our atelier – a measuring tape, a stack of pins, drapes of textile and safety pins,” Dalsjø continues. “Basically we wanted to sculpt something beautiful in metal. Something with the right tension/balance, something a bit tickling, dangerous, smart, dynamic, direct and sensual." Evident in the sculptural lines of the ‘drape’ pieces, as well as in more literal interpretations such as the nicked ‘measuring’ pieces, this collection truly lives in the cross-section of creativity.

The collection is now available on

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Freya Dalsjø

Red alert: Fogia’s Bond gets a bright new makeover

Fogia’s Bond shelving system is as iconic as its namesake. Both a shelving solution and a design centrepiece, it’s sleek and completely customisable. Now, the popular brand has upped the ante by introducing their new Bond Colour collection.

As always, form follows function. They start off with the basics: focusing on the three primary colours. And true to their grounding values, the placement of the colours can be modified to suit the surrounding space and interior. “Bond is like the chameleon, capable to adapt to any transition that we may go through. The colour range enhances Bond's ability to adapt to any environment, either by using just one colour, combining colours, or adding fresh splashes of colour to any of the wood finish alternatives,” says a brand release.

The new collection gives the already distinctive interior pieces even more personality. But in a relaxed and balanced manner, where the added ‘oomph’ doesn’t detract from the elegance of the original design.

The Bond Colour collection is now available for purchase online at and through select retailers.

By Olivia Ekelund

Photo courtesy of the brand.

This brand new Swedish skincare brand is revolutionising application of skincare

Debutant Swedish skincare brand Comis is looking at the way beauty is applied and challenging the norm with their new nano-mist delivery system. Created in 2021, and launched this month, Comis is a new beauty-tech brand looks beyond formulas to the way that beauty products are delivered to our skin. The new nano-mist delivery is engineered through a specific decide, to deliver formulas to the skin in an effortless, seamless and uniform way.

Backed by Filip Tysander, founder of Daniel Wellington, Comis is set to revolutionise how skin care – potentially even makeup – is applied and experienced. In this first roll-out, the brand is focusing on a self-tanning regime, using a specially formulated liquid that builds gradually and is suitable for all skin complexions. "We fundamentally want to change an entire industry and Comis’ launch is the starting point for this journey,'' say David Lauwiner and Dennis Ericsson, founders of Comis.

By Esteban G Villanueva

Photo: Comis

Luxury candle maker Quod is lighting the way with new product

Stockholm-based candle company Quod offers a more eco-friendly alternative for anyone who wants to enjoy a bouquet of scents in their home. Now the two-woman business is launching a new line of room diffusers to accompany their candles. “It feels so wonderful to finally be able to offer our favourite fragrances in an alternative way,” says co-founder Malin Qvärnstedt. “Not everyone is as crazy about scents as we are, but you still want to create a pleasant atmosphere around you.”

Taking their notion of refillable, recyclable, and reusable products one step further, the fragrance oil comes in a recycled pet bottle allowing us to use whatever jar we desire (or one of the brand’s hand-sculpted, purpose-made clay vases, of course). So if you’ve stumbled upon a wonderful crystal container while thrifting, now is the time to make use of it – the perfect vessel for their mesmerising scents.

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By Josefin Forsberg

The launch of this ethereal jewellery collection was written in the stars

There’s something mystical about Maanesten. The Danish jeweller’s organic designs – all charged with meaning and symbolism – offer a much-welcomed juxtaposition of Nordic minimalism. Now, the brand releases its latest gilded collection inspired by the starry sky: “Reading Stars celebrates the magical starry sky and is a reminder about enjoying the darkness instead of longing for the light,” says Maanesten’s founder and designer, Lotte Callesen. “There is nothing more fascinating between heaven and Earth than the power of the stars.”

Decorated with stones like labradorite (said to bring good luck), tiger’s eye (known for providing courage) and rainbow moonstone (which protects travellers in the night), these arcane accoutrements will elevate any ensemble with the potential added benefit of esoteric protection for the year ahead. Even the non-believer will benefit from a gilded addition to their jewellery box.

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By Josefin Forsberg


Thora earring

Via Maanesten

Jérôme Dreyfuss’ new mini bag makes a big sartorial impact

Celebrating the 18th birthday of Jérôme Dreyfuss’ Billy bag, now this cult favourite among Parisian cool girls comes in a miniature model available in a wide array of muted and statement-making colour and textures. Aptly named Billy Nano, this micro-bag holds onto all of the charm and practicality of the original Billy – all while proving that size doesn’t matter.

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By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Jérôme Dreyfuss

Ba&sh has mastered multi-wear with the launch of their reworked It-bag

Ba&sh’s original crescent-shaped Swing bag has long been an understated staple in our wardrobes. Featuring a practical zip closure and two straps (allowing for shoulder bag and crossbody possibilities) this savvily designed bag now comes in a new size and with even more innovative ways to be worn. With the addition of clips, the Swing can now be clipped together and transformed from an everyday staple to an evening-appropriate clutch or belt bag.

Made in Italy, from local leathers in tanneries audited by the Leather Working Group, it is a multi-wear must in our accessory collections.

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By Josefin Forsberg


The Swing bag

This new line of perfumes prove that you’re never really dressed without the right scent

Swedish multibrand store Seezona has always been dedicated to the next generation of fashion designers; discovering young brands and launching them onto the international scene is the company’s mission. Now the platform expands into the world of perfumes, launching Malo: its own line of scents in collaboration with entrepreneur Martin Lorentzon (one of Spotify’s co-founders) and online perfume retailer Sniph.

”Perfume is as much a part of one's personal style as clothes are,” says Anna-Carina Helander, CEO of Seezona. “Seezona offers products for different types of occasions in our customers’ lifestyles. Now they will even be able to match a scent to a specific outfit.” ”Seezona feels like the obvious choice to represent Malo, thanks to their dexterity when it comes to selecting designers and creators,” adds Tara Derakshan, co-founder of Sniph and Malo. “Just as we at Sniph handpick each perfume, Seezona highlights a new generation of fashion designers.”

The six unisex scents are sold exclusively on and online and physically at Seezona’s area on the first floor at Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm from 8th December.

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Malo

Feeling the chill? This Icelandic capsule should be at the top of your christmas list

For almost 100 years, Iceland 66°North has produced heavy-duty outerwear and warming layers to protect fishermen and workers braving the North Atlantic elements. Today, this heritage continues as the brand releases its latest collection: The Djynga wool capsule.

Designed and produced locally in Iceland and made from a blend of Icelandic wool, mohair and nylon, the five-piece capsule features an all-over-print by photographer Benjamin Hardman which pays tribute to the extremities of the Icelandic weather and the country’s iconic glaciers. “When I close my eyes and think of the word Iceland and landscape, this artwork is the outcome. It’s almost like Icelandic camouflage in a way,” says Bergur Guðnason, senior designer at 66°North. As a designer, prints are essential to Guðnason. “They can be tricky to use,” he notes. “It all depends on which type of garment you are designing or what kind of fabric is being used.

The collection is now available online at

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: 66°North

Holzweiler’s couple moment

If you’re always thinking about wearing less black during winter, this is your chance. Created in collaboration with Denmark’s favourite couple Emili Sindlev and Mads Emil, Holzweiler’s latest collection offers colourful, gender fluid relief to our Nordic round-the-clock darkness. For Emili and Mads, known for their street style glam and ever-present couple cuteness, it’s the first time they’ve worked together creatively in this capacity – and Holzweiler felt like the perfect partner to do so with.

“It was a fun process taking inspiration from what we both love and creating a capsule of pieces that represent everything we both want to wear during the cold months of winter. We both have very unique styles, but we also love matching moments and share a love for bold colours, big proportions and fits. The result is a wearable collection that we are both obsessed with.”

The capsule very much reflects their sweet sides, boasting fluffy fleeces with matching bucket hats and pastel puffers with removable sleeves. Fun and functional, the candy-hued pieces are bound to brighten things up, even in the depths of December.

The Holzweiler Emili & Mads capsule is available now at and with selected global retailers.

By Olivia Ekelund

Photo courtesy of Holzweiler.

This is how Mac is helping save lives with a lipstick

Since 1994, cosmetics company MAC has been donating 100 per cent of sales for the Viva Glam lipsticks to organisations supporting women and girls, the LGBTQIA+ community and people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. “As one of the most disruptive beauty campaigns of all time, MAC Viva Glam set the standard for giving back within the industry thanks to the support of provocative powerhouse talent, our Artists and community,” says John Demsey, Chairman of the MAC Viva Glam Fund and Executive Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Today, for its 27th celebration of the brand’s giveback program, MAC honours pop artist Keith Haring who passed away in 1990 having contracted AIDS. “Our partnership with MAC Cosmetics is really a perfect match,” says Gil Vazquez, Acting Director of the Keith Haring Studio. “Between the bold colour palette and the ethos of the brand, we really appreciate the synergies here and can’t wait to see this all come to life.”

Releasing three special-edition Lipsticks in Keith Haring’s signature primary colour palette in Matte and Frost finishes, the pop artist’s playful figures are printed on the lipstick tubes. “He was a true visionary who used his talent for purpose. While he sadly passed during the height of the epidemic, we are so proud that his iconic art and philanthropy lives on through Viva Glam,” concludes Demsey. In line with its inclusive initiatives, the campaign depicts all races, ages and genders in its imagery. A sentiment shared by Haring, who was known to say that “art is for all.”

The collection is now available on

By Josefin Forsberg

MAC Cosmetics

Viva Glam lipstick x Keith Haring

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