From music to fashion: how Stockholm’s creative talent will bounce back post-Covid
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From music to fashion: how Stockholm’s creative talent will bounce back post-Covid

Whether it’s music, gaming, or fashion, the beating heart of Stockholm is undeniably creative. But Covid-19 has posed real challenges for cultural industries. The Local looks at reasons to be positive about the city's creative future, from the reasons for its proved track record in music to the changing shape of the fashion industry.

Scandi-style: how Swedish design is inspired by nature
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Scandi-style: how Swedish design is inspired by nature

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Police push for brighter uniforms and loaded guns

H&M reports strong start to the year but braces for tough times ahead

H&M reports strong start to the year but braces for tough times ahead

Business news: H&M shares rise after surge in early summer sales

Business news: H&M shares rise after surge in early summer sales

H&M announces closure of Cheap Monday brand

H&M announces closure of Cheap Monday brand

H&M boosts online sales even as profits shrink

H&M boosts online sales even as profits shrink

H&M profits pulled down by stock mishaps and falling prices

H&M profits pulled down by stock mishaps and falling prices

Uniqlo confirms August opening of first Swedish store

Uniqlo confirms August opening of first Swedish store

Hundreds of new jobs as H&M expands in India

Hundreds of new jobs as H&M expands in India

H&M shores up defences as internet threatens

H&M shores up defences as internet threatens

Why talking wardrobes could help save the planet

Why talking wardrobes could help save the planet

‘Adaptation is key: people often give up when they’re on the brink of success’

‘Adaptation is key: people often give up when they’re on the brink of success’

What I learned when I opened a shop six weeks after moving to Sweden

What I learned when I opened a shop six weeks after moving to Sweden

This Nordic company wants you to wear trousers made from trees
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This Nordic company wants you to wear trousers made from trees

H&M predicts challenges ahead for fashion industry

H&M predicts challenges ahead for fashion industry

In pictures: Uniqlo to open first Scandinavian store in Stockholm

In pictures: Uniqlo to open first Scandinavian store in Stockholm

Meet the blogger: Emily Dahl

Meet the blogger: Emily Dahl

H&M to boost online brand amid store closures

H&M to boost online brand amid store closures

Meet the blogger: Elsa Billgren

Meet the blogger: Elsa Billgren

H&M profits fall despite growing web sales

H&M profits fall despite growing web sales

In pictures: Stockholm Fashion Week 2017

In pictures: Stockholm Fashion Week 2017

In pictures: Stockholm Fashion Week 2017

In pictures: Stockholm Fashion Week 2017

In pictures: Stockholm Fashion Week 2017

In pictures: Stockholm Fashion Week 2017

Essential vocabulary to help you get dressed (and undressed) in Swedish

Essential vocabulary to help you get dressed (and undressed) in Swedish

H&M profits boosted by new stores

H&M profits boosted by new stores

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg
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Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

‘Malmö is a paradise for creative people’
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‘Malmö is a paradise for creative people’

Ikea’s cheeky response to the Balenciaga bag that looks suspiciously like another bag

Ikea’s cheeky response to the Balenciaga bag that looks suspiciously like another bag

Swedish fashion giant H&M launches new upmarket brand

Swedish fashion giant H&M launches new upmarket brand

Swedish fashion giant’s profits drop by millions

Swedish fashion giant’s profits drop by millions

Internationally acclaimed Swedish fashion designer dies

Internationally acclaimed Swedish fashion designer dies

‘I always felt there was something special about being from Iceland’
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‘I always felt there was something special about being from Iceland’

Gudrun Rógvadóttir: ‘We’re Nordic, and that’s a huge advantage’
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Gudrun Rógvadóttir: ‘We’re Nordic, and that’s a huge advantage’

Stockholm hosts one-of-a-kind fashion event
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Stockholm hosts one-of-a-kind fashion event

Warm weather melts H&M profits

Warm weather melts H&M profits

Swedish fashion brand scraps plus-size range

Swedish fashion brand scraps plus-size range

Would you wear this bizarre Swedish poo emoji sweater?

Would you wear this bizarre Swedish poo emoji sweater?

H&M admits sales ‘below plan’ as profits dip

H&M admits sales ‘below plan’ as profits dip

Cold spring chills Swedish fashion sales

Cold spring chills Swedish fashion sales

Mild winter puts pinch on Swedish H&M profits

Mild winter puts pinch on Swedish H&M profits

Student designs challenge norms at Fashion Week

Student designs challenge norms at Fashion Week

Nobel fashion: The prizes in Swedish design

Nobel fashion: The prizes in Swedish design

Sweden’s H&M signs pledge for textile workers

Sweden’s H&M signs pledge for textile workers

Sweden’s H&M defends ‘insecure’ factory claims

Sweden’s H&M defends ‘insecure’ factory claims

‘Too big’ Swedish model cheers global support

‘Too big’ Swedish model cheers global support

Stockholm Fashion Week turns island into Mars

Stockholm Fashion Week turns island into Mars

Swedes flock to stores to buy summer outfits

Swedes flock to stores to buy summer outfits

Swedish retail giant H&M enjoys soaring profits

Swedish retail giant H&M enjoys soaring profits

H&M pays Swedes to return unwanted clothes

H&M pays Swedes to return unwanted clothes

Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?
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Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?

Swedish retail giant H&M to grow as profits soar

Swedish retail giant H&M to grow as profits soar

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‘Fashion sustainability requires innovation’

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Top five trends from Stockholm Fashion Week

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Fashion giant H&M to grow as profits soar

Boost for Swedish fashion industry abroad

Boost for Swedish fashion industry abroad

Four Swedish home design trends for spring

Four Swedish home design trends for spring

How to stay stylish in Sweden in November

How to stay stylish in Sweden in November

Time for a revolution: Sweden’s watchmakers

Time for a revolution: Sweden’s watchmakers

When Italian style meets Swedish simplicity

When Italian style meets Swedish simplicity

Swedes spend fortune on nail polish trend

Swedes spend fortune on nail polish trend

Androgynous fashion ‘mirrors Swedish equality’: curator

Androgynous fashion ‘mirrors Swedish equality’: curator

‘Tragic’ fashion tips for left-wing MPs: Greider

‘Tragic’ fashion tips for left-wing MPs: Greider

H&M shares sink as profits disappoint

H&M shares sink as profits disappoint

H&M ready to hike prices to boost worker pay

H&M ready to hike prices to boost worker pay

Swedish fashion designer in esteemed Vogue finals

Swedish fashion designer in esteemed Vogue finals

The Local’s ultimate A – Z of Swedish fashion

The Local’s ultimate A – Z of Swedish fashion

Whyred’s boys battle with an identity crisis

Whyred’s boys battle with an identity crisis

Swedish textile buffs shock staid fashion world

Swedish textile buffs shock staid fashion world

Dagmar pacifies urbanity into deluxe wearability

Dagmar pacifies urbanity into deluxe wearability

Carin Wester’s gypsy flamencoes to Sweden

Carin Wester’s gypsy flamencoes to Sweden

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J. Lindeberg turns relaxing into a job

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Hysteria & Mayhem greets Lagerfeld line

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Former party leader on gay fashion rampage

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Hennes and Mauritz turn to Stella McCartney for autumn line

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EU could ban washing instructions

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HM ditches Kate Moss

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Gant to list on stock market

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School bans low-hanging pants

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Swedish designer new creative chief at Chloe

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Fashionistas the new queens of Swedish blogging

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Björn Borg brand headed for stock exchange

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Kylie joins H and M for swimwear collection

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Madonna’s H and M collection sells out in minutes in Stockholm

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H and M profits exceed expectations

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H and M open first mainland China store in Shanghai

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Swedish fashion chain chooses Italian designer

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Gant turns loss to profit

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A quickie with…Lotta Ahlvar

Handbags for men all the rage

Handbags for men all the rage

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Hennes reports increased profits

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RNB to spin off Polarn O. Pyret

Low-hanging pants cause school rumpus

Low-hanging pants cause school rumpus

Cavalli designs sexy collection for H and M

Cavalli designs sexy collection for H and M

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Swiss company in bid for Gant

Sturdy skirt a hit with Swedish workmen

Sturdy skirt a hit with Swedish workmen

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Snooty but stylish: Stockholm Fashion Week blasts off

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Gant sold to Swiss chain

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Artsy synth-princess Sweden’s best-dressed woman

‘Marc Jacobs plagiarized my dad’s scarf’

‘Marc Jacobs plagiarized my dad’s scarf’

Gender equity hits below the belt for Swedish patients

Gender equity hits below the belt for Swedish patients

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West coast fashion: it’s all in the jeans

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Japanese icon to design H&M’s autumn collection

Underwear with condom pockets takes top prize

Underwear with condom pockets takes top prize

Swedish fashion taking the world by storm

Swedish fashion taking the world by storm

Death in the forest

Death in the forest

Students design outfits for Swedish women prisoners

Students design outfits for Swedish women prisoners

Fashion goes green in Gothenburg

Fashion goes green in Gothenburg

The Lowdown: Winter clothing

The Lowdown: Winter clothing

Spring fashion: Frills, thrills and jumpsuits

Spring fashion: Frills, thrills and jumpsuits

Fab abs: Sweden’s rippling bodies of work

Fab abs: Sweden’s rippling bodies of work

Picture special: Stockholm Fashion Week

Picture special: Stockholm Fashion Week

Swedish study finds sweaty jocks harm the environment

Swedish study finds sweaty jocks harm the environment

Gucci loses Swedish trademark battle

Gucci loses Swedish trademark battle

Clothier Odd Molly gives Stockholm a colourful new store

Clothier Odd Molly gives Stockholm a colourful new store

H&M ‘Choo’-ses new shoe partner

H&M ‘Choo’-ses new shoe partner

English designer carries handbag brand to Sweden

English designer carries handbag brand to Sweden

Ex-model brings feminine touch to fashion week

Ex-model brings feminine touch to fashion week

Eco-friendly jewellery for a higher cause

Eco-friendly jewellery for a higher cause

Fashion is in the bag for Sweden’s Sandqvist Accessories

Fashion is in the bag for Sweden’s Sandqvist Accessories

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Stockholm Fashion Week aims to buck the recession

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Swedish changing rooms equipped with cameras for fashion bloggers

Jeans ‘made in North Korea’ set to hit store shelves in Sweden

Jeans ‘made in North Korea’ set to hit store shelves in Sweden

Green Swedish fashion takes Berlin

Green Swedish fashion takes Berlin

H&M to open more stores on strong 2009 profits

H&M to open more stores on strong 2009 profits

Tourist board seeks folk costume renaissance

Tourist board seeks folk costume renaissance

Swedish fashion house launches trans collection

Swedish fashion house launches trans collection

Stockholm teacher redefines what it means to dress for success

Stockholm teacher redefines what it means to dress for success

H&M earnings boost fails to impress

H&M earnings boost fails to impress

H&M gives frugal fashionistas a new taste of haute couture

H&M gives frugal fashionistas a new taste of haute couture

H&M completes Cheap Monday acquisition

H&M completes Cheap Monday acquisition

New H&M line designed by top Swedish blogger

New H&M line designed by top Swedish blogger

A guide to second-hand shopping in Sweden

A guide to second-hand shopping in Sweden

Stockholm districts grab Design Week spotlight

Stockholm districts grab Design Week spotlight

Versace to design H&M’s new autumn collection

Versace to design H&M’s new autumn collection

H&M profits down amid ‘challenging’ conditions

H&M profits down amid ‘challenging’ conditions

H&M set to sell Beckham-branded undies

H&M set to sell Beckham-branded undies

New York designer exploits ‘Stockholm Syndrome’

New York designer exploits ‘Stockholm Syndrome’

H&M launches ‘Dragon Tattoo’ fashion line

H&M launches ‘Dragon Tattoo’ fashion line

Mass faintings at H&M factory in Cambodia

Mass faintings at H&M factory in Cambodia

Ten Swedish brands everyone should know

Ten Swedish brands everyone should know

Swedish retailer H&M’s new ‘secret’ luxury brand

Swedish retailer H&M’s new ‘secret’ luxury brand

H&M apologizes for super-tan bikini model ad

H&M apologizes for super-tan bikini model ad

Sweden’s fashion exports prosper despite crisis

Sweden’s fashion exports prosper despite crisis

H&M: Bangladesh must raise garment worker pay

H&M: Bangladesh must raise garment worker pay

H&M burnt over super tan bikini campaign

H&M burnt over super tan bikini campaign

Edwardian England on display in Stockholm

Edwardian England on display in Stockholm

H&M to pay customers to recycle clothes

H&M to pay customers to recycle clothes

Downton breaks museum’s visitor record

Downton breaks museum’s visitor record

H&M targets women with new fashion brand

H&M targets women with new fashion brand

H&M provides half of Swedish fashion turnover

H&M provides half of Swedish fashion turnover

Massive expansion dampens H&M profits

Massive expansion dampens H&M profits

Stockholm students debut design collections

Stockholm students debut design collections

Helen Hunt propels H&M into Oscars limelight

Helen Hunt propels H&M into Oscars limelight

H&M to hit catwalks of Paris fashion week

H&M to hit catwalks of Paris fashion week

Paris debutante H&M sticks to clean design

Paris debutante H&M sticks to clean design

Snow and a strong krona dampen H&M profits

Snow and a strong krona dampen H&M profits

Fresh Prince fights for spring fashion’s top slot

Fresh Prince fights for spring fashion’s top slot

The five hottest names in Swedish fashion

The five hottest names in Swedish fashion

‘Invisible thread’ can help fight fashion pirates

‘Invisible thread’ can help fight fashion pirates

Converse in bid to ban ‘fake’ shoes in Sweden

Converse in bid to ban ‘fake’ shoes in Sweden

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Swedish shop hits back: our Converse are real

H&M CEO to Bangladesh: raise minimum wages

H&M CEO to Bangladesh: raise minimum wages

Fashion prize turns Rookies into players

Fashion prize turns Rookies into players

Swedish fashion grads turn to melancholy

Swedish fashion grads turn to melancholy

Swedes ponder younger princess’ wedding style

Swedes ponder younger princess’ wedding style

H&M announces new Parisian collaboration

H&M announces new Parisian collaboration

H&M blames long winter for profit drop

H&M blames long winter for profit drop

Jeepers creepers, your shoes hurt my peepers

Jeepers creepers, your shoes hurt my peepers

Jean Paul Gaultier’s new show hits Stockholm

Jean Paul Gaultier’s new show hits Stockholm

Converse sues Swedish shop over ‘fake’ shoes

Converse sues Swedish shop over ‘fake’ shoes

Is it true that Swedes all dress the same?

Is it true that Swedes all dress the same?

Why Sweden should be grateful to hipsters

Why Sweden should be grateful to hipsters

The lowdown on H&M’s designer deals

The lowdown on H&M’s designer deals

Stockholm’s ‘Library Town’: What’s in a name?

Stockholm’s ‘Library Town’: What’s in a name?

Modesty trend blitzes sizzling Swedish skin

Modesty trend blitzes sizzling Swedish skin

Sweden’s old-timers are back in style

Sweden’s old-timers are back in style

The dos and don’ts of Swedish work wear

The dos and don’ts of Swedish work wear

Is it time to bring back Swedish folk costume?

Is it time to bring back Swedish folk costume?

Swedish underwear firm adds British design spice

Swedish underwear firm adds British design spice