- Danielle Wightman-Stone |
Swedish fashion retailer Lindex, which is gaining in popularity in the UK after opening its second store in London at the end of 2015, is launching a collection this week with Swedish School of Textiles graduate Josefin Runquist.
The Tomorrow by Josefin Runquist collection follows the designer winning the ‘best design idea’ and collection amongst graduates at Stockholm Fashion Week.
The capsule collection of seven “fashion-forward pieces with clean cut and timeless lines” has been inspired by people’s natural movement, and will be on sale at selected Lindex stores in Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic and the UK, as well as online from February 12.
Commenting on the collection, Runquist said: “Humans are mostly moving, and I’ve created garments for that. By the natural movement my collection comes to life and brings unexpected volume and a whole new expression. The core of the collection is what happens to the garment when you are moving – what you see is not always what you get.”
Swedish retailer Lindex launches graduate collection
The colour palette of the collection is black and white, with contrasting raspberry red hues. Pleats are the main focus of the seven-piece collection of separates, with key items being the wide-leg trousers and matching draped vest tops. Prices range from 49.99 pounds for a top to 89.99 pounds for the coat.
Lindex is the main sponsor of the Swedish School of Textile's graduate show and has collaborated with the school's fashion design department for four years.
Lindex head of design, Annika Hedin, added: “Being a new designer in the fashion industry, it can be hard to be seen and acknowledged. As an international fashion company, Lindex have a responsibility of bringing new talents into the light and this collaboration is a way for us to encourage that process.”
The Swedish retailer has more than 490 stores in 18 markets, including two UK stores in London Westfield and London Westfield Stratford City.
Image: Tomorrow by Josefin Runquist for Lindex