October news: Fusalp unites elegance and performance for its 70th anniversary Fashion Tech collection

By Vogue Scandinavia

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

Fusalp unites elegance and performance for its 70th anniversary Fashion Tech collection

Any avid skier would likely know Fusalp as one of the go-to brands for high quality activewear. The brand delivers the perfect layering warmth that lasts, with pieces that look great both on and off the slopes (I may once have worn my Fusalp ski underwear to a party). It’s the brand's 70th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the brand has created a Fashion Tech collection that honours heritage, performance and versatility in equal measures.


One such item is the Francoise coat, with structured tailoring, a versatile design, and removable sleeves that enable transformation into a waistcoat – lending itself to the city and the outdoors. The entire collection is made up of similar pieces. In the brand's own words, “the Fusalp wardrobe reincarnates the tailoring spirit, true to the DNA of the brand, to retain only the essential: elegance and performance.”

The Fashion Tech collection is now available to shop in store and online at, as well as selected retailers.

By Olivia Ekelund


Francoise Quilted Down Coat

Danish artist creates surrealist design for new Knæk Cancer T-shirt

As part of the Danish ‘Knæk Cancer’ (Crack Cancer) campaign, contemporary artist Cathrine Raben Davidsen has created a series of limited edition T-shirts which are hand-dyed in collaboration with textile designer Tatiana Andersen Camre.

The unique T-shirts are being sold in support of the charitable campaign against Cancer, raising money to support the worthy cause. New for this year, there are also thermos bottles with the same special illustration, with proceeds going directly to the Danish Cancer Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse).

“I like the idea that my work is accessible to everyone,” says the artist Raben Davidsen, “a poster, a small print or this T-shirt can be worth as much as a unique work… We believe that ART can change this World. Please help us raise more awareness to Cancer,” she says.

To support the cause visit here or in store at CRD studio store.

By Anna Clarke

Photo: Casper Sejersen

Swedish Stylein just dropped the ultimate knit set, leaving us longing for spring

When we spoke to Stylein’s creative director Elin Alemdar about the spring/summer 2023 collection during Stockholm Fashion Week, she summarised next season as being “just that little bit sexier.” Now, we’re finally able to indulge in the very earliest drop of the spring season, which offers stark contrasting colours and mixed materials: from heavy knits to the softest silks. Sober and sophisticated, the collection is inspired by the brand’s ever-present muse who is heading away for business abroad, away from Stockholm’s sleet-covered streets.

”This time of the year is so dark here in Sweden, and I’m aiming to inspire my woman to dress up for those special moments and festive occasions coming up in the most luxurious, still comfortable yet very sensual silhouettes,” says Alemdar. “My vision is to design a look that makes you feel vibrant yet effortlessly elegant.” A feat exemplified by the brand’s knitted mini skirt set with striking black and white stripes, which can be worn with equal bravado for leisurely weekends as well as cocktail hour with knee-high boots.

Now available on

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Stylein

Alexander McQueen updates its most iconic styles just in time for the holidays

It may only be October, but we’re already penning our wishlist to Santa and this season, Alexander McQueen’s reinvented signatures take the top spot. Known for inventive design and avant-garde aesthetics, the brand’s new Holiday Gifting collection sees its iconic styles given a festive makeover.

Centred around the brand’s signature skull-embellished four-ring handle, the chromatic collection is a feast for the eyes. Clear resin clutches come in colours ranging from hot pink to holographic, adorned with Swarovski-stoned rings. The brand’s classic crystal-encrusted clutches are fashioned in a festive range of reds and greens with accompanying gold hardware, while the brand’s basic satchels are given a sparkly update for the new season ahead.

Now available on

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Alexander McQueen

It’s confirmed: We want everything from A.W.A.K.E mode’s capsule for & Other Stories that dropped today

Following the first tease in August, today marks the launch of & Other Stories’ latest buzzy collaboration. Partnering with London-based A.W.A.K.E Mode, known for art-like avant-garde tailoring with wearable appeal, the Swedish fashion giant offers a collection of eclectic ready-to-wear pieces and accessories designed by the British brand’s creative director Natalia Alaverdian. “I feel that & Other Stories is very accessible and yet still very advanced in their vision and design, so it was a very organic merge since even our most deconstructed and complicated pieces are still very wearable and non-intimidating,” Alaverdian said of the collaboration. “I feel we fit right in together.”

“We tried to concentrate on our staples, bestsellers, carryovers and pieces that really could represent both brands and would sit comfortably in the same wardrobe and yet each be completely unique and a statement of its own,” the designer explains. The result? A collection of deconstructed tailoring and movement we can’t wait to get our hands on. After all, who wouldn’t adore the addition of a two-toned faux fur or structured shirt in their wardrobe?

The collection is available now at

By Josefin Forsberg

A.W.A.K.E mode x & Other Stories

Two-tone faux fur

Via & Other Stories

Kiss the darkness goodbye with this gallery-worthy lamp from Norwegian designer Lars Tornøe and New Works

Former Norwegian Designer of the Year Lars Tornøe has collaborated with New Works to create a luminous sculpture called “Kizu”, or “Kiss” in Japanese. The name reflects the beautiful concept, a kissing of acrylic and marble, highlighted by an illuminating glow. Composed of two contrasting forms that meet in a harmonic balancing act, the design offers the illusion of a weightless, floating dome of light balancing atop the grounding marble. “The illusion of gravity creates a tension within the piece, while its curved forms initiate a calming effect,” describes New Works. In other words, a piece that feels like an artistic expression of mediation. Perfect for creating a soft, warm luminescence in the midst of a dark Scandinavian winter.

The Kizu table lamp is available online at and in selected retailers. It comes in three different marble varieties, as well as in a smaller size and as a portable version.

By Olivia Ekelund

New Works x Lars Tornøe

Kizu Table Lamp

Dior Maison’s latest launch sets the table with Provencal savoir faire

“He was very into gardening, Monsieur Dior,” says Cordelia de Castellane, artistic director of Dior Maison. “He loved the simplicity and beauty of flowers which he picked himself in his garden and which adorned his creations throughout his career as a couturier.” Fascinated by perennial buds, Dior drew literal inspiration from his garden, moulding fabric like petals to create his ‘Dahlia’ dress and making his lucky flower – the lily of the valley – the signum of his eponymous brand.

Now, this love of flora comes reinterpreted as Dior Maison launches its latest line: La Colle Noire. Named after The Château de la Colle Noire, Christian Dior’s Provencal paradise, the perennial table service is detailed with delicate sketches of lilacs, lilies of the valley, roses, carnations, tulips and papavers – echoing the plants in the garden. Each plate is conceived like a herbarium with an accompanying descriptor. For example, above bell-shaped tulips, the sentence “this blooming tulip evokes the defining shape of the 1953 silhouette” is inscribed in cursive French.

Spanning dinner and dessert plates, mouth-blown glass decanters, hand-painted glasses, napkins and embroidered placemats, the set is completed with enchanting coloured glass candle holders crafted in Italy.

The La Colle Noire collection is now available on

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Dior Maison

The secret to surviving Scandinavian winter? These puffed up pieces

To call outerwear the most cherished part of our Nordic wardrobe is an understatement. Whether you’re an urbanite city-dweller or coveting the countryside, puffed-up pieces are pertinent to our cold-weather lifestyle. And as such, it comes as no surprise that Danish wet-weather expert Rains is expanding its alpine-worthy apparel.

Sartorially savvy, the brand has managed to straddle fashion and function with enough bravado to show its collections during Paris Fashion Week. Spanning new padded silhouettes, heavy-duty Glacial designs, and lightweight Alpine Parkas (not to mention the lavishly cushy bottoms), the waterproof and windproof pieces padded with featherless loose fibre are the perfect additions to our winter survival kit.

Available on

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo courtesy of Rains.

Norwegian brand Fall Winter Summer Spring drops the cloud-like winter collection of our dreams

As the name suggests, Norwegian label Fall Winter Spring Summer knows its seasons, made even more apparent by the release of its new winter collection. It is everything that I want to wrap myself up in, from now until the frost breaks in spring. Cloud-like knits, structured but supple wool tailoring and fluffy accessories straight from heaven. I grew up with the phrase ‘there is no bad weather, only bad clothing’ (it sounds much better in Norwegian), a philosophy that is deeply embedded in Norway’s culture. Its a solace, because no matter how cold or grey the day might be, you’ll be kept toasty-warm in FWSS’s well-made pieces of doublé wool, merino, silk, alpaca and mohair. And if you’re still on the snow-covered fence, delicious names such as ‘mulled wine furry skirt’ will no doubt have you subscribing to the Norwegian philosophy in no time.

The collection is available on and in selected stores.

By Olivia Ekelund

Photo: courtesy of FWSS.

Rotate takes its va-va-voom style to the slopes

Marking the debut of Danish Rotate’s 5th ‘Sunday’ capsule, it seems the Copenhagen cool-girl brand is headed for the slopes this time. Just in time for the Winter season, co-founders and creative directors Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars lend their high glam aesthetic to a ski-bunny chic collection filled with metallic accents, statement colours, and exaggerated silhouettes. “We were inspired by vintage ski-wear and Alpine themes to create a capsule of comfortable pieces,” the designers said.

As winter wardrobes go, this collection effortlessly traverses between the mountainside and the city in unrivalled style. “It can be such a struggle to find fun and affordable winter pieces, and we wanted to create a collection that was full of colour and energy, in the fabrics you want to be wrapped up in during the colder months,” says Madsen and Valdimars. Punchy puffer coats and oversized outerwear paired with fleece-lined ski-pants and signature knits take centre stage, as comfy tracksuits and the brand’s signature sparkly dresses offer party gear for our next aprés ski (or aprés work).

The capsule is available on and in store, as well as leading online retailers.

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Rotate

Burberry’s latest collab marks another step in the gamification of fashion

One of the world's most popular video games, Swedish produced Minecraft, has partnered with Burberry on a special collaboration which will see the merging of two worlds together: gaming and fashion. While other major maisons have explored the world of video games in the past, this special union marks the very first time that Burberry has partnered with a gaming franchise.

Bringing Burberry’s brand story to Minecraft’s dedicated communities, the collaboration consists of an in-game adventure from Burberry and Minecraft called 'Burberry: Freedom to Go Beyond'. With a physical partnered capsule collection and a range of extensions and experiences, the collaboration allows consumers to both physically and digitally immerse themselves in a distinctly Burberry x Minecraft universe. Both the free in-game adventure and the partnered capsule collection will become available on 1 November, but keen players can sign up for early access on 31 October.


By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Burberry x Minecraft

Giddy up! This is the latest interior launch to keep on your radar

Emulating rural Colorado with its cowhide seat and walnut frame, Nordiska Galleriet teams up with furniture company Fritz Hansen for a special edition of the iconic Grand Prix chair. First designed by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen in 1957, the chair was awarded the Grand Prix at the Triennale in Milan — the finest distinction of the exhibition and the source of its name. Made by pressure-moulding nine layers of veneer together, making it both strong and flexible, it quickly became a design classic resulting in many iterations over the proceeding years.

The epitome of exclusivity, the Grand Prix Aspen Limited Edition is only available in 110 individually numbered pieces sold exclusively through Nordiska Galleriet. “Fritz Hansen is a close, long-time partner to Nordiska Galleriet, and we’re excited to work with them for yet another playful collaboration,” says Pia Bratlie Persson, head of marketing at Nordiska Galleriet. “These projects present an opportunity for both them and us to challenge the conventional and add a new, unexpected twist to cherished design classics.”

Available on October 21, 2022, in store and online

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Nordiska Galleriet

A chunky chain is all the jewellery you’ll need this autumn according to Anine Bing

Inspired by vintage costume jewellery, Danish designer Anine Bing joins forces with international tastemaker Marie von Behrens-Felipe for a capsule collaboration of chunky chains and hoops. Set to be our new wardrobe statement, while still boasting enough minimal flair to be worn on the daily, this eye-catching collection features a rope link design as well chunky hoops kept close to the earlobe – all fashioned in 14k yellow gold-plated and silver-plated brass.

With a love for collaboration with other creatives, Anine Bing said of the experience that “when two people come together with a shared passion; it sparks energy and joy. Creating bespoke pieces of jewellery with Marie was a dream,” Bing continues, pointing out how the collection reflects the two tastemaker’s mutual love of timeless design. “I am such a fan of Anine Bing and truly always have been,” notes von Behrens-Felipe. “They are my go-to for elevated basics.”

The capsule is now available on

By Josefin Forsberg

With Cecilie Bahnsen’s latest collaboration, you too can walk to runway

For the Paris spring/summer 2023 show of her eponymous brand, Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen partnered with Japanese activewear brand Asics. Models came marching down the runway in the brand’s signature feminine frills paired with sporty up-cycled sneakers. And these very same sneakers are now up for grabs exclusively on the Cecilie Bahnsen website.

The 50 pairs of shoes have been given the couture treatment in the brand’s Copenhagen atelier, with hand-stitched floral beads and appliques adorning the Asics’ styles. “With Asics, it's always been about movement, motion and mindfulness – having fun and ease,” says Bahnsen. “I think that type of comfort really speaks to our brand too, and how we love to wear the collection – so it lends itself perfectly to this collaboration.”

In addition to the creative project, Bahnsen and Asics are donating proceeds from the sales to the international non-profit organisation Right To Play.

The limited edition drop is now available on

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: ASICS SPS x Cecilie Bahnsen

Get active this autumn in Röhnisch’s new recycled outerwear

Athleticism runs through the veins of Swedish activewear brand Röhnisch. Fleeing the Nazi regime in Germany by foot, Hellmut Röhnisch reached the Swedish border and settled down. Just days after receiving Swedish citizenship in 1945, he won the gold medal representing his new country in gymnastics. The same year, Röhnisch was founded and established as a supplier in gymnastics equipment.

No wonder then that the brand has an unrelenting tenacity, transferring the drive from its founder onto the brand’s sustainability projects. For autumn/winter 2022, Röhnisch has released its most innovative collection yet. Spanning versatile pile layers and puffer coats, all outerwear garments are made from 100 per cent recycled materials, from lining to padding to shell fabric and zippers. “Outdoor activities are booming and many women are searching for functional designs without compromising on fit or feel,” says Martina Engwall, marketing director at Röhnisch. “Haven’t we all been searching for warm and rain resistant outerwear that still looks modern and neat?”

The collection is available on rö

By Josefin Forsberg


Mapei Jacket in Bright Blue

Via Röhnisch

The rereleased design classic with the quintessential X-factor

First released in 1959 by Danish design duo Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, the X lounge chair is being dusted off and brought out of the archives. Working closely with the duo's descendants – who in 2016 founded Hvidt & Mølgaard Furnitures to protect and represent the studio's heritage and ensure that the legacy lives on – Nordic furniture retailer &Tradition are bringing the chair back to life. "I have rediscovered my grandfather through this work with &Tradition; seeing the drawings and hearing stories about him that I didn't know," says Malene Hvidt of her grandfather Peter Hvidt. "It's been a beautiful journey."

After experimenting for years with the concept of a laminated wooden frame inspired by old tennis rackets, Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen landed on a lounge chair with a distinctive sloping silhouette and understated aesthetic. Named after the connecting x-shaped leg joint, archival sketches show how the designers thoroughly examined and tested materials to eventually settle upon a woven natural rattan seat supported by an elegant frame in oiled oak.

The X HM10 is available on

By Josefin Forsberg

The X by Hvidt & Mølgaard through & Tradition

Photo: & Tradition

Think pink with Valentino and the Pantone Color Institute

The fashion house’s fall/winter 2023 show saw look after look in Pink PP, iconically paraded against the background of the transformed Carreau du Temple, every inch of it clad in the vibrant colour.

Now Valentino is taking their Pink PP world vision one step further, having created a limited-edition series of every day pieces together with the Pantone Color Institute. Featuring eleven items in total, including mugs, notebooks and umbrellas. It's the first European luxury brand to partner with Pantone and is being brought to life by Danish object developerCopenhagen Design ApS.

The collaboration will be commemorated around the world, with Maison Valentino boutiques decked out in the vibrant hue. Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s explained his vision: “I imagined a single, solid, intense tone of fuchsia dressing everything – the surface, the decorations, the embroideries, the volumes. Everything except the identity of people. The faces, the bodies, the gestures would remain free. And everyone would see themselves better."

The collection is now available in dedicated pop-ups worldwide and online at

By Olivia Ekelund

Pantone X Valentino Pink PP thermal bottle


Pantone X Valentino Pink PP notebook with pencil and ruler


Pink PP Pantone X Valentino pen holder


Pink PP Pantone X Valentino folding umbrella


Pink PP Pantone X Valentino mug



Run, don't walk to get your hands on Loewe's latest monogrammed runner

Few brands have experienced the type of hype Loewe has for their shoes. From avant-garde heels taking on the likes of balloons, roses and splattered eggs to more muted iterations such as the brand's monogrammed 'Flow' runners, the brand has become a fast favourite with the fashion set. Their latest must-have launch? The second drop of Cloudventure trail runners in collaboration with Swiss brand On. “I’ve been wearing the On sneakers every day for the past five years now," says Loewe's creative director, Jonathan Anderson. "On and Loewe have so much synergy – we share many of the same ideas on making, from concepts to function and longevity."

Getting his hands on On's line of Cloudrock and Cloudventure footwear, Anderson describes creating the Loewe editions as "really exciting." "It was really a dream come true to discover that they were willing to collaborate with us,” he continues. Loewe reinterprets the performance shoe in new yellow, black and white colourways, alongside a re-release of the gradient orange and gradient khaki. Made to function for both the city and the great outdoors, the shoe features brass eyelets, matte or iridescent mudguard, and hand-pressed marbled outsoles that are processed individually and manually. As such, each shoe is unique and uniquely suited for our autumn adventures – especially when paired with the brand's now iconic tank top.

The collection is available in Loewe stores and, and, as well as selected retailers including Net-a-Porter and MyTheresa.

Josefin Forsberg

Loewe x On

Cloudventure sneakers

Via MyTheresa