Copenhagen Fashion Week Preview Part II: Carin Wester and Wood Wood

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Two labels best known for slouchy yet tailored Nordic cool will be presenting their looks for Spring/Summer 2010 this week: Carin Wester and Wood Wood. I thought I would continue my preview of Copenhagen Fashion Week from this post last week with a taste of some participating designers and their previous work....

Carin Wester

A native of Sweden, Carin Wester graduated from Beckmans College of Design in fashion and launched her own line in 2003, which was an immediate hit with the fashion world. In 2004, the designer was awarded a “Newcomer of the Year” award from Swedish Elle. The designer is known for her clean, simple silhouettes and neutral palettes and designs menswear, womenswear and accessories. For Autumn/Winter 2009, Wester stuck to on-trend shapes and colors, with lots of black and grey and pops of cream and yellow, featuring wearable, body-conscious dresses, cropped pants and sick sick sick leather wedge boots.

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Wood Wood

Wood Wood is a label based in Copenhagen that effortlessly marries elements of streetwear and avant-garde design. This is the kind of laidback fashion you can imagine an off-duty model wearing on a street-style blog or that fashion forward officeworker who wants to pepper her wardrobe with something different. The label designs both menswear and womenswear and I love their graphic prints and collaborations with labels such as Adidas, Comme des Garcons and Fred Perry. For Autumn/Winter 2009 womenswear, the story was neutrals in beige and grey, with pieces in green lumberjack plaids. Voluminous trousers worn cuffed at the ankles like these will be my staples for autumn/winter.

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all Autumn/Winter 2009 images courtesy of Agentur V

What do you think of these designers? Would you wear Carin Wester or Wood Wood?

33 comments:

Elizabeth Marie said...

Holy moly...I am dying over Carin Wester right now. I think the whole presentation is great. Dare I say...badass? Thanks for sharing D!

Brigadeiro said...

Ooh, me too! Am loving Carin Wester's tux dress, ivory coat & wicked wedge boots! GORGEOUS! :)
xx

cody said...

wedge boots<3want it...
xx


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GUGAW said...

ooh love that cutout dress

PinkBow said...

would definitely wear the jumpsuit and the grey outfit!

Kristin said...

You would have to peel that cutout dress off me!

Reanna said...

Yes! I am a fan of wood wood. I was just checking them out. They have this amazing mauve blazer I am so coveting.

FabBlab said...

Those are badass. I love Carin Wester!

janettaylor said...

Hi dear!

I really the WOOD WOOD and wedges...

X♥X♥

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love both, actually! The first set is so clean cut and polished. The second, very daring. I could imagine walking around town in both styles. :)

Indiana Adams said...

I like it all... save for the jumpsuit. Let's be honest here... you'd have to be model skinny to pull that off. If I wore it, I'm pretty sure people would just mistake me for a diesel truck attendant.

Lovely photos, though! That cutout dress is ah-may-zing!

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captivate me. said...

Carin Wester...AHHMAZING. Perfection. Wowza. :-)

Ela said...

I hope you don't mind me commenting, I had to - Liz at It's Unbeweavable always says the greatest things about you :)

I would/wood definitely wear these :)
~ Ela
http://extradots.blogspot.com

fashion herald said...

I'm with you on the Wood Wood pants, perfect.

Dream Sequins said...

Ooof- reposting my comment because I'm a ninny and my spelling is a wee bit off today :)

My autumn/winter shopping: Carin Wester wicked wedge boots + Wood Wood loose pants. Yesssss!

@Reanna: Mauve??? That would be so pretty.

@Indiana Adams: I've seen pictures of your lovely self. You could pull that off. I think we all could, contrary to popular belief! You just need the right um... footwear. I vote for stilts. Haha!

@Ela: Wow. Thanks so much for your lovely comment! Happy you dropped by!

Hanako66 said...

there are elements in both that I adore....very wearable!

Livie said...

thanks for introducing me to Carin Wester - love love love those boots. Cutout dress too is hot!

i am going to copenhagen next summer so I can't wait to check out some of these Danish labels.

AsianCajuns said...

Oh I love both! I would definitely wear Carin Wester, but I'd be worried that Wood Wood might swallow my 5'3-ness whole. Gorgeous pieces though!

Shopn'Chomp said...

Hmm...that first number is hawt!

Lily said...

Carin Westers tux dress is amazing x

nookie said...

I would wear them,just love the Carin Wester jumpsuit and the pieces in the last photo of Wood Wood are amazing!

Style Bird said...

I love it all, lots of great ideas.

inmode said...

wow - both cool, them boots man! but best of all the jumpsuit - as Indiana Adams says thou'..I reckon I'd have to run a few more times round the block hehe..Thanks for your preview!

stylewithbenefits said...

Hey D! Loving both designers but my fav is Carin Wester. I'm with you about those ridic amazing leather wedges!

xo, Becs

drollgirl said...

please give me outfit #1 from carin wester. and all of the boots. hurry. i am getting ready for fall.

Lynn said...

ooohh.. i love the wood wood khaki jumpsuit! if only im as tall as the model... :)

hope you are having a great week!

Midtown Girl said...

Carin Wester!

I need some sort of tailoring to my clothes otherwise I'll just end up looking like a street-hustler.

Great inside views on designers I have not yet heard of - keep it up DS!!

XOXO

InnyVinny said...

Carin Wester is more my speed, but honestly...I couldn't see past the shoes!!

xs said...

i'm in love with that open back dress!

Sheena said...

I really do like both of their looks! the Carin Wester clothing is really nice, especially with the wedge boots. I'm loving the easy going style of Wood Wood as well.

Dream Sequins said...

@Livie: I'm very jealous of your Copenhagen visit! I think I want to do a Nordic style crawl. Seriously, everyone seems so stylish there.

@AsianCajuns: I'm not much taller than you ladies, and I think you could definitely pull off the voluminous pants!

@MidtownGirl: Oh you flatter me. Go on. :)

The Haute-Shopper said...

I love the Carin Wester stuff... it probably reflects more my style at the moment and those boots are gorgeous. The Wood Wood collection reminds me a lot of the stuff the people in Amsterdam wore. I got carried away in that look for a while and I like a lot of the looks, but I think 2 years of that was enough for me!

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