January news: Boost your throttle power with a boxy take on the biker jacket

By Vogue Scandinavia

Photo: House of Dagmar

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

Boost your throttle power with a boxy take on the biker jacket

We’re turning our focus on sartorial spring staples and few pieces can boast as much staying power as a biker jacket. In the ‘florals for spring, groundbreaking’ category of closet essentials, this season our selection comes courtesy of House of Dagmar. Single-breasted, structured and boxy, this pared back piece merges edgy details with Scandinavian minimalism.


Crafted from chrome-free leather, this classic, wearable piece has longevity – both in style and quality – and will undoubtedly only get better with age. Truly transseasonal, it comes with a detachable shearling collar and a lightly padded interior – “the perfect jacket when winter turns to spring” says co-founder and creative director Sofia Wallenstam.

The biker jacket is now available on

By Josefin Forsberg

A new take on Birkenstock’s classic sandal just dropped

The classic Birkenstock sandal has been given a modern update, all thanks to American luxury brand Fear of God, renowned for challenging the notion of modern American fashion. This collaboration was crafted to honour Birkenstock’s functional heritage and embody Fear of God’s designs and refined aesthetic. Inspired by the unique hillside enclaves of LA, the Los Feliz sandals preserve the beauty of the classic and well-loved Birkenstock silhouette.

The design features a deep heel cup, raw edge outsole and an exaggerated strap closure, intended to accentuate the shoe’s pared-back look. The shoes come in two materials: calf suede and wool felt. “By fusing the Birkenstock footbed and single strap design with Fear of God’s distinct and refined aesthetic, we continue to foster innovation with like minded visionaries”, explains Oliver Reichert, CEO at Birkenstock.

The collection is now available exclusively at

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

Enrich every ensemble with EOE Eyewear’s 18-karat gold frames

Materials, craftsmanship and mystery – that’s the motto of EOE Eyewear’s latest collection. It’s a regal line-up of frames which are chiselled and hand-shaped into a twisted form mimicking tree branches found throughout northern Scandinavia. “With this collection, we get to pull everything we stand for”, says Camilla Lindberg, creative director at EOE Eyewear.

The inspiration for the collection also extends to the mystical, with the design team calling on the theory that the Earth’s gold was deposited as a result of two stars colliding in space. “The material we create our frames from is always a guiding light in the whole process, and there is something both enigmatic, raw and fine with the gold that attracted us for a long time”, says Lindberg.

The glasses come in a hand-blown glass box, created by fellow Scandinavian brand Kosta Boda and designed by Lisa Travelling. “This is an exclusive collection and we want to pay tribute to everything it stands for. Therefore, it felt important that the glasses should be given rest in a special and slightly mysterious place in the home," explains Lindberg.

The collection is available now at the EOE Eyewear boutique at Master Samuelsgatan 10 in Stockholm, price on request

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

These modernised Mary Janes are our footwear fix for the new season

In 2023, Mary Janes are having a major fashion moment. What was once considered a sweet and unassuming shoe, with delicate straps and dainty clasps, has been transformed. And we’re taking notes.

One of the best recent renditions is Swedish shoemaker Vagabond’s Vivian Mary Jane. A reinterpretation of the Vivian Boot seen in the brand’s autumn/winter 2022 collection, the bevelled block heel and pointed toe reappear in this updated Mary Jane silhouette with a twist. “The idea was to reinvent the classic style, and design a version that is more edgy and unexpected,” says Marie Nilsson Peterzén, co-founder and Creative Director of Vagabond Shoemakers.

Available in an eye-catching brushed red and demure polished black, the Vivian Mary Jane is available now on

By Josefin Forsberg


Vivian Mary Janes

Via Vagabond

Let (white) light lead the way with Lyngby’s new candle holders

Long, dark winter nights here in the Nordics call for some soft lighting to bring an injection of warmth into your evening. And we’ve found the perfect way to elevate your candle-lit after hours with Danish brand Lyngby’s new candle holders.

The interior brand has announced they will launch three new holder designs inspired by the brand's classic archive vase Tura. The soothing beige hue of Lyngby’s latest creations ensure it is incredibly easy to incorporate other, bolder colours into your home and use a variety of candlesticks spanning the colour wheel.

The Tura Candle holder collection will be available in-store from mid-January

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

This sneaker brand is turning old fruit and veg into trainers

Looking after the world around us has never been more important and making use of materials and things that usually go to waste is one way to start. That’s exactly what sneaker brand Saye is doing, creating bio-based trainers from recycled fruits and vegetables. With a focus on classic and understated design, Saye are utilising leather alternatives that last longer and are better for the environment. “Getting where we are right now hasn’t been easy, we had to do a lot of research, and visit many fairs and suppliers so that we can keep track of future innovations that may be useful to use,” explains Saye's design team.

The latest collection features sneakers constructed from innovative plant-based materials, such as vegan cactus, mango and apple. Our personal favourite? The crisp red and white low-top sneaker – it gives a whole new meaning to getting your five a day.

The Green Capsule collection is now available on

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

Welcome the winter sun with the help of Emmanuelle Khanh

Sunglasses are one of the few style staples that seem to accompany Scandinavians through every season. Whether that’s days at the beach, or from rays of bright light reflecting off the previous evening’s snowfall, a pair of shades are a year-round essential. This season, we’re after an extra dash of colour in the colder months, so prepare yourself accordingly with designer Emmanuelle Khanh and Alphonse Maitrepierre’s collaboration: the La Fleur sunglasses.

“This is an ode to nature and flowers: fragile and ephemeral they become hybrid, synthetic and timeless. Collaborating with Maitrepierre remains such an amazing process, so fluid and I love to dive into his collections every season”, explains the brand’s creative director Eva Gaumé. Designed in four different colourways, spanning hues of electric yellow, warm purple to sky blue and deep black, these shades are just the accessory to bring some brights into your every day.

The collection will be available on Emmanuelle Khanh

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

Put a patterned foot forward this season with our picks from Swedish Stockings’ latest collection

Socks and stockings – the most dependable of wardrobe staples , takes centre stage as the sustainable brand Swedish Stockings launches its latest collection. Featuring botanical motifs, enlarged floral lace, geometric shapes and bold graphic patterns, the designs ooze an edgy yet utterly feminine aura.

The collection features styles crafted exclusively from recycled nylon and certified natural materials, making Swedish Stockings latest collection a no-brainer addition to your everyday ensemble. Our personal favourite? The Maja Flower tights, a hosiery that sparks joy and mischief, making it a must-have staple this spring. “We wanted to add lace to our Spring / Summer collection, but explore something different from traditional lace, something more graphic and edgy. The result is represented in Maja tights and socks, contemporary and stylish at the same time”, says Helena Leach Squire, brand director at Swedish Stockings.

Swedish Stockings spring/summer 2023 collection launched 23rd of January and is available at and at selected retailers.

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

Photo: Swedish Stockings

Counter the January gloom with New Works’ portable lamp

January, a notoriously gloomy and dark month, is the perfect time to invest in a staple lamp. When darkness dominates our everyday life, lighting becomes a vitally important aspect of our home interiors. Good lighting is capable of both boosting the homely feel of the spaces we inhabit and improving your everyday mood.

So, if you are looking to update your home, New Works’ portable lamp fits the bill perfectly. As the name suggests, this lamp can be taken anywhere – from sleek tabletops to behind the sofa – allowing light into every dark nook. Challenging the notion of cordless light and demonstrating the strength of simplistic shapes, it’s difficult not to love this Danish staple.

The Brolly Portable Table Lamp will be available from March at, €229

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

Kähler’s new collab will leave you feeling anything but blue

A new year is a good opportunity to reassess your interiors and update your surroundings, no matter how small that refresh is. It can even be something as subtle as a new vase – an addition to your home that helps to add a touch of premium to any tabletop. This is something that ceramic designers Kähler and Meyer-Lanvigne understand well, so it’s no wonder the two Danish designers have determined to focus their latest collaboration creating a new hand-painted design featuring a playful sky-blue and white pattern.

The blooming colour palette is synonymous with Scandinavian nature – from the clear blue skies to the deep blue seas. The core design of the vase stems from the artist's original version of the Signature vase, featuring spring colours. Now the pair have incorporated vivid blues and soothing purples to add a sense of depth and variation, reflecting the typical Nordic weather.

The Signature blue vase will be available from mid-January

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

Danish designers focus on sourcing local materials

If you’re in the market for true Scandinavian craftsmanship to incorporate into the home, look no further than the latest collection from Danish brand Form and Refine. Ranging from lounge chairs to ladders, the interior pieces are sculpted in Denmark from an expanding range of natural materials, including the beech wood that is so prevalent across the Nordics.

Look out for the functional step ladder mimicking the classic library ladder piece, and the ‘silent butler’ – a foyer coat stand – both of which embody playful, yet minimalistic design

Form and Refine’s interior collection for 2023 is available now on

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

Decorate your home in rainbow hues, thanks to Pantone

The power of colour – to lift your mood, emotions and energy levels, and perception of scale – is exactly what H&M Home and Pantone had in mind when they teamed up to create this season’s most vivid interiors collaboration. “It feels good to put colour in focus after the white-beige era that has been dominating interior design for so long”, says Evelina Söderberg-Kravaev, head of design & creative at H&M Home.

Rendered in contrasting hues spanning the colour wheel, the collection offers a range of discerning products for the home which are curated into two distinctive moods: energising warmth and soothing cool tones. “We want to make our customers aware of the importance of well-being, especially at home”, explains Söderberg-Kravaev.

Our personal favourites? The collection’s plush cushion covers, an ornamental pedestal, eye-catching candles and a decorative pink vase – all of which bring to life Pantone’s mastery of colour.

H&M Home and Pantone will be available in selected stores and online here from the 26th of January 2023

By Rebecca Hyde-Price Aggestam

This upcycled capsule transforms a sleeping bag into a coat

Swedish second-hand retailer Plick has partnered with Beata Rydbacken on a capsule collection which breathes new life into old items. The young designer’s quirky pieces have been spotted on Stockholm insiders like musician Kristofer Greczula, and in the pages of Vogue Scandinavia, with her teddy bear bodysuit worn by artist Arvida Byström.

Now her distinctive aesthetic is applied to a collection of reworked pre-loved pieces. "The world does not need a single newly produced top, skirt or stocking,” says Rydbacken. Instead she hopes more people will look beyond the obvious, and – just like her – see a coat in a sleeping bag or a backpack in a teddy bear. Each garment in the collection is unique and created from old garments and textiles. “Every thread has a past,” as Rydbacken puts it.

The collection will be available in Sweden 16 February though the Plick app

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Clement Mogensen

Ganni ventures into the wild Icelandic countryside with its latest collaboration

Coming together for the third time, Danish fashion label Ganni and Icelandic heritage brand 66°North partners on a collection of colourful high performance outerwear. “The more we work together, the more we learn from each other and there’s this great level of trust when it comes to experimenting and trying out new responsible solutions,” Ganni’s creative director Ditte Reffstrup says of the new drop. “That’s what makes this collaboration so special.”

The eagle-eyed would have spotted some of the new pieces on Ganni’s spring/summer 2023 runway. Spanning colourblocked parkas, cropped jackets and vests, the collection is as wearable in the wild as on the streets of Copenhagen. The colour palette is “inspired by Iceland, one of the most beautiful places on earth,” Reffstrup explains. “I can’t wait to share it with everyone!”

The collection will be available on and in select Ganni and 66°North stores in Europe.

By Josefin Forsberg

Remain and Rotate are entering the Matrix

We know that two of Denmark's buzziest brands, Rotate and Remain are no strangers to breaking new ground. Now the pair, owned by the Birger Christensen Collective, are joining the metaverse platform, Ifland. Becoming the South Korean SK Telecom’s exclusive partner as the social platform launches in the European market, the two sister brands are the first European based fashion houses to design skins for the platform.

"It’s an amazing time to harness metaverse technologies and connect with our consumers in a sphere where creativity and innovation in design is boundless," says Denise Christensen, CEO of the Birger Christensen Collective. "We’ve been able to collaborate on this project with local Danish companies such as Mojomoto to really harness local talent, combing our industries to put Danish fashion and tech on the map."

This move follows Rotate's hugely successful launch into the metaverse during Copenhagen Fashion Week, in August 2022, when the brand dropped an exclusive AR experience and an NFT of one of the Spring/Summer 2023 collection dresses. This is the first foray into the digital sphere for Remain, and marks a major moment for the brand.

Rotate and Remain's new skins are available from the 16 January 2023

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Ifland x Rotate & Remain

New Year, new handbag? Marine Serre has the answer

Marine Serre has an eye on tailoring for 2023 and an emphasis on conscious production with a wardrobe composed of regenerated fabrics. But the standout among the minimal and sharp cuts, however, is the brand’s new take on their Eclipse bag.

Originally launched in September 2022, the bag’s panels are designed to evolve with every new season, repurposed in each collection’s iconic discarded materials while the leather skeleton remains unaltered. This time it’s the Moon Diamant print taking centre stage, adding a versatile edge to the line up of the reinvented classics in shades of brown, beige, ecru and white.

Marine Serre’s State of Soul collection is available in selected stores and on from January 7th.

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Marine Serre

We’re going dotty for Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama

10 years after their first collaboration, Louis Vuitton has once again joined forces with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama for another major partnership. In 2012, Kusama took one of the Maison’s most emblematic objects and made it her own when she hand-painted one of the brand’s trunks with her signature polka dots. And so it feels only fitting that these little dots are the starting point for the new collection.

The first of three drops launch today, as Kusama’s artwork appears across ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories, as well as fragrances, from a colourful iteration of the dots true to the original artwork to a gradation of black, silver, grey and white. And for die-hard fans of the enigmatic artist, an Instagram filter of Kusama’s work is available to really bring your world into full colour.

The Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collection is now available on

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama

A letterman jacket has never looked so good

Merging the rich heritage of American sportswear with a distinct Scandinavian savoir-faire, J.Lindeberg has once again collaborated with California brand Golden Bear on a limited-edition, retro-inspired varsity jacket. Created in San Francisco, the distinct jacket features artwork and badges designed by J.Lindeberg’s Stockholm-based team. The jacket features leather skins selected specifically for their distinctive grain and texture with any imperfections, variations in colour and scars helping to add character and make each item truly unique.

“This season, we’ve taken our custom USA-made Golden Bear jacket for a hike in the wild, bridging heritage with hiking by blending the baseball jacket with our own expertly crafted outdoor motif,” says Neil Lewty, head of design at J.Lindeberg.

The jacket will launch on 7 February 2023

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: J.Lindeberg x Golden Bear