Posts by Xander Brett

Introducing the Reykjavik International Film Festival

The Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) takes place in Reykjavík this September, bringing together talent from across the globe. Over eleven days visitors and locals are treated to films that rival those

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How to Celebrate Swedish Midsummer

Now a celebration of holidays, Midsummer celebrations were traditionally held to welcome a season of fertility.  Today, Midsummer is a festival so large it rivals Christmas. The streets of Stockholm

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Top Five Swedish Fashion Brands Available in the UK

With the H&M empire expanding and new brands starting up, Swedish fashion has never been easier to find in the UK. Let’s round up the top five largest fashion houses on

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Happy Syttende Mai, Norway!

Brazilians have their carnival, the Irish Saint Patrick’s Day. Norway has Syttende Mai (17th May), its national day, an annual celebration at home and abroad that commemorates the signing of

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Magnum, Gestuz and Stine Bramsen: A Colourful Cocktail of Creativity

Ice cream brand Magnum marks its thirtieth anniversary this year, and to celebrate its Danish team has brought in Stine Bramsen, lead singer of the newly-reformed band Alphabeat, and founder

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UNIQLO Launches in Denmark with ‘Always At Home’ Campaign

Leading Japanese apparel company UNIQLO celebrate their arrival in Denmark this month by launching an new ‘Always at Home’ campaign, celebrating the Scandinavian balance of simplicity and innovation. To help them

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Swedish Pop’s Second Revolution

When I mention the words ‘Swedish pop’, you’re probably only thinking of one thing. ABBA remains Sweden’s largest cultural export. They’ve sold almost five hundred million records and have inspired

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FWSthlm AW19: Scandinavian Man – An Outdoor Epic

As outdoor clothing becomes increasingly civilian, the bridge between fashion and nature is closing in. Scandinavian Man illustrated this perfectly during their show at Fashion Week Stockholm on Monday, displaying designs from

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CPHFW AW19: Cecilie Bahnsen – Innovation Through Repetition

Cecilie Bahnsen is back. Her Fall/Winter collection went on show at the Copenhagen Fashion Week yesterday, and it was certainly invigorating, adding a glint of menace to her characteristic delicate

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CPHFW AW19: MFPEN – Minimalism with Little Imagination

Copenhagen Fashion Week takes place in the depths of winter, so those assembled for yesterday’s first show of the day were in need of something to warm them up. Unfortunately,

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