Great photo, Sart!I’ve been wearing black and white a lot this summer so i feel very tuned in to this shot. I love her coat and boots and i love his scoop neck sweater with the checkered shirt – an unusual combination especially for a man but it really works with those sneakers.I’m beginning to think I need to go to Stockholm…
I lived in the Netherlands for a very brief period of time, and I found that people there tend to like these garments, heavy on the synthetic side and with bungee cords or drawstrings. While I find them useful for performance apparel, such as sailing and the like, I feel that as everyday fashion they distract from a very basic line. It may be a local thing to prefer too-large items such as the coat and his black sweater, but then a lot of our teenagers do that as well. All my bitching notwithstanding, I like his shoes. Jorge from W Palm Beach
What a great shot. They look like quirky artwork…both leaning slightly to the right (my right), His stance facing off camera, and her looking right at it…I can’t even break it down because it’s so curious and confusing, the choices made…but I like it! It definitely works.
This is a great shot (I especially love his stance and expression), but for me, because the style is not special, it’s puzzling to find it featured here. These functional outfits are the same on the east coast of North America and I’m sure anywhere else next to a cold ocean.
The thing with Stockholm fashion is that to see an individual (or a few), you’d think that everyone is incredibly unique… but then, after living there for a year, you begin to see a brushstroke of uniformity among them all…
The conclusion? A hipster is a hipster is a hipster. Mildly different = grossly the same. Originality is truly a rare thing.
Yeah, the dude is very Seussian. I love his expression and she's got a lovely face. The picture in general is entertaining, like there's a story of alienation somewhere in there. They look like they're married but instead of having sex they watch a lot of Ingmar Bergman flicks and do a lot of talking about the sex they never have.
I must say, not having been to Stockholm but being the daughter of a Dutch woman and having spent a lot of time in Amsterdam, I have (or HAD) an idea of the aesthetic. But Sart, after seeing these photos what I get is that there's not a lot of "heat" in their style. It's VERY intellectual, "not that there's anything wrong with it". Me likes a smart person…. when I'm in the mood to think.
While I do love Ann Demeulemeester and Junya Watanabe (designers not famous for their sexy styles) the Stockholm look seems to take it to the far reaches of the asexual galaxy.
I'm not looking for cleavage or anything in the D&G realm but dang me…. gimme somethin' to think about. The hint of a body underneath. The suggestion of a breast. A glimpse of a collar bone.
Seeing one person in L.A. rockin' this look is one thing, but a whole city of them would make me hop the next plain to Rio.
Anonymous 3:10: You are so right. I am half-Swedish, half-American currently living in Sweden. While it’s true that in general Swedes have great style, the effect seems somewhat lost, as usually it’s all the same two or three different styles. When a trend hits this country, it hits hard. It will explode, and though it may be a great trend, EVERYONE and their mother (literally) will grasp on to it, ultimately creating a pretty boring result: same, same and more of the same. When it comes to fashion and style, Sweden is great. What it’s not great for is variety. This is a country that does not stand behind “tooting your own horn” or standing out. Very few people want to rock the boat. The result is apparent in fashion. I miss seeing more individuality.
They make a great photo, especially together because of the different ways they combine black and white. However guys just should not wear scoopneck sweaters! Did he borrow it from her? He tried to make it work by wearing a shirt inside, but it’s a no-go. A crewneck, vest, turtleneck, or just about any other type of neckline would have looked a lot better.
I called it Fashiondental. It is not exactly accidental, it is just a fashion mix match by what you need and what you had, plus you want to feel comfortable. Overall, it looks like those from great big designer style. Fabulous!!
I disagree with anonymous 1:22 that this is more about an interesting photograph than about fashion. This is the kind of photo that makes me look at fashion differently (brings out the beauty of “weirdness”) and want to play around with new shapes and proportions.
Normally these outfits would make me cringe, but with the particular colors here, the light, the postures of the people…