Swedish Grace, also known as the Scandivanian version of Art Deco, isn’t often explored among contemporary artists and fashion labels these days. So to see it highlighted in Tiger Of Sweden’s Fall 2019 Menswear line was certainly refreshing and invigorating. “(Swedish Grace) made me think of a new way of approaching grace and how to dress, not necessarily just classically but with a new approach.” noted Christoffer Lundman. This season, it’s evident he did take on classic suiting with a slightly more contemporary edge than usual, without, however, sacrificing its underlying sophistication. In trimmer fits and more interesting hues—such as salmon pink and ocean blue—the masculine tailoring here suddenly had a slight flamboyancy to it that didn’t make it less distinguished but rather added a tinge of engrossing quirk. The daywear, on the other hand, was comparatively more appealing. Swirls of Swedish Grace murals decorated silk shirts that went well with more rigorous streamlined outerwear, creating a juxtaposition that was more or less emotional yet strong at the same time. Rough yet romantic, this was an offering which proved Lundman’s own modern yet also classic eye for design. It’ll be interesting to see how he progresses in Tiger Of Sweden in the coming seasons.
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