The Spring/Summer 2023 collection pays homage to the spirit and glamour of Filippa K in the 90s. The wardrobe is inspired by collective and individual memories – breathing new life into classic silhouettes and incorporating a laid-back feel. Womenswear and menswear echo each other, interweaving the brand’s history with nostalgic elements of Scandinavian summer.
“The starting point for this collection was to trace the 90s of Filippa K, to explore those early energies and emotions. By revisiting these garments, I rediscovered their timeless power. Comfort and freedom of movement have always been at the heart of the brand; yes For me, it’s important to carry on this tradition. I want this collection to echo everyday wear—light, fresh, simple, effortless.”
– Liisa Kessler, Creative Director, Filippa K
The Pre-Spring 2023 and Spring/Summer collections will be presented together as a coherent story, but will be released in separate seasons. This season also marks a shift in categories: sportswear, casual wear and homewear, previously classified as casual sportswear, will be included in the womenswear collection, and will be introduced for the first time in menswear.
The show was set up on a ferry between Helsinki and Stockholm. Its companion film, The Crossing, introduces the series through a dream-like experience at sea. The story is set between dusk and dawn, from the peaceful cabin, through decadent restaurants, to another world of cruise ship nightlife. A chance encounter, tantalizing glances and sheer luck propel them to unexpected places. With its sexy and playful undertones, the film blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, evoking a sense of deja vu.
The collection begins with a new logo that traces and commemorates the birth of Filippa K. So inspired by the Spring 2006 collection, the first look featured a cropped knitted sweater with a long chain necklace, paired with white leggings in Filippa K’s signature stretch denim. Denim jackets and two-tone cargo pants are presented together, and a black denim miniskirt pays homage to the past, paired with a cropped leather vest. At the same time, jeans with a lace front are paired with a delicate Madeira embroidered blouse, inspired by traditional Swedish blouse craftsmanship. For menswear, a charcoal and white pinstriped double-breasted wool blazer is paired with neatly tailored slacks for a laid-back attitude. The ecru pinstriped stretch-wool women’s version echoes the menswear’s sharply cut shoulders and is worn with slim, low-rise trousers. A silk off-the-shoulder dress is draped in jacquard with layers of ruffles.
Nostalgic footage perpetuates memories of being in nature and a summer spent at sea in the Nordic archipelago. The shimmering bikini and velvet tracksuit shapes mix and match effortlessly and functionally, expressing the freedom of ’90s sportswear. A quilted sailboat jacket with corduroy trim and a navy wool caban jacket with gold buttons made from Filippa K cut scraps embody the nautical details.
The evening wardrobe references the captain’s dinner party, with delicate, fluidly tailored dresses creating effortless elegance. A black double-breasted wool evening jacket is paired with neatly tailored trousers for the perfect evening look. A satin shift dress with pleats and a ruffled hem for a sleek silhouette. The final look featured a flowy silk-chiffon dress paired with a satin-lapel evening jacket and pleated trousers for a fusion of masculinity and femininity.
The collection of women’s shoes features pointed toes: a pair of high-stretch cowboy boots with a leather heel and toe, mules with a cat-heel design, and leather shoes with a flat or high-heeled style depending on personal preference. Platform flip flops are woven in leather and fur, while slim-fit lace-up heeled sandals and flats feature leather and clear vinyl for a 90s minimalist nude heel impression. Men’s shoes feature the new Filippa K logo made of denim and the men’s sandals with leather and suede accents. The loafers in calfskin and suede are accented with a silver metal buckle, and the derbys feature a treaded, glossy sole. The nubuck men’s and women’s espadrilles with rubber sole are inspired by classic seaside wear.
Women’s bags include a minimalist silhouette shoulder bag in brushed calfskin, available in large and small sizes. Bucket bag in soft full-grain suede calfskin with metallic details and in double-Martier canvas with vinyl leather, available in a variety of sizes. The collection also includes the new logo Filippa K mini crossbody bag in quilted lambskin and denim, as well as a tote bag. For men’s bags, a large nylon duffel bag with a minimalist design was launched, referring to the classic large equipment bags in the sailing world.
Launched by Filippa K in collaboration with local Swedish designer IAMELENI, the collection is handcrafted from recycled silver. The collection includes women’s hoop earrings, unisex necklaces, a bracelet and two charms: one featuring an interpretation of the Stockholm lion, and the other depicting views of the coastline of Sodermalm – the brand’s Stockholm The headquarters is located here.
Women’s accessories include two angled sunglasses: one in metal and one in sustainable acetate. Scarves are available in a variety of shapes and fabrics: square pleated scarves in silk, triangular scarves in mohair, cashmere and silk, and long fringe scarves in terry wool and cashmere. A leather-fly buckle belt and a gold-tone metal chain complete the accessories collection. Men’s accessories include knitted wool hats, leather and canvas hats, cashmere scarves and buckled belts.
The design process for Filippa K started with sustainability in mind at the concept stage. When selecting and collecting materials, prioritize low-impact, longer-lasting and more sustainable options. To this end, the Spring/Summer 2023 collections feature organic cotton, recycled fibers and certified apparel and materials that meet animal welfare categories. The denim and knitwear are made from organic cotton, and no conventional cotton is used in any of the sweatshirt styles. About 75% of the fibers in this collection are classified as more sustainable*. When more sustainable fabrics are not available, Filippa K is selected based on its aesthetic value, which in turn guarantees its enduring design to maximize its longevity. The early spring and summer series will be launched in November 2022, and the spring and summer series will be launched in February 2023.
*Filippa K uses an in-house fiber tool to measure the sustainability of the fibers used in its collections. It provides a score based on the fiber’s impact on production, while also taking into account durability and overall life cycle. The metric is regularly updated and supports designers in making conscious choices while maintaining the brand’s signature quality, longevity and aesthetic standards.