Swedish Fashion


As Stockholm Fashion Week is in full swing, we take a look at some of the women who defined Swedish fashion long before the icons of today. Here are some of our favourites!


Anita Ekberg - Swedish-born actress. An onscreen sex symbol and vintage glamour queen, she is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita. She favored glamourous gowns and pleated mini skirts.


Britt Ekland - one of three Swedish Bond girls (The Man With The Golden Gun), Britt also starred in other major roles throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including critically acclaimed roles in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). She came onto the scene as a classic 60s mod girl in A-line dresses before transforming into flared trousers, long coats, and floral dresses.


Greta Garbo - Swedish born and Hollywood Bred. The half Swedish, half American actress launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gosta Berling Garbo's style was androgynous with trench coats and tailored suits with sharp lines.


Ingrid Bergman - most notable for starring in 1942's Casablanca (she was a winner of three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards). The Swedish actress was a classic 40s style icon despite refusing to pluck her eyebrows, cap her teeth or conform to the Hollywood glamour of the decade.



Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, born in 1911, has been credited as the world's first supermodel as well as changing the fashion world with her glamorous looks favouring big hats and capes. She became the highest-paid, highest-praised fashion model at the time.