Coming home from last week’s trip to the Copenhagen trade shows, we got our bags filled with heaps of unique new (or newish) labels, mainly, but not exclusively from the Nordics. As scanning exhibitor lists can be both confusing and time-consuming, we’ve already made a digestible selection for you. And these are our favorites….

M.A.M.B. (Me and my brothers)
This clean line of sneakers and sportswear was born out of Olso-based fashion agency Me & My Brothers (M.A.M.B.) which has been operating since 2009 with brands such as BLK Denim or Mads Norgaard on board. Last year, Silje Gullowna and her “brothers” (in other words her male co-workers) decided they wanted to do their own collection, too. The first M.A.M.B. footwear styles then came out in December 2014 and the apparel line debuted at CIFF last week in Copenhagen: Clean, urban, sportive, totally wearable and accessible.  We are big fans of everything that has the brand’s signature ‘M’ on it, like this super cool cut-out sneaker.
www.meandmybrothers.no

M.A.M.B. cut-out sneaker
M.A.M.B. cut-out sneaker

Fox Haus
Founder and CEO Angela Guerra practically makes men’s underwear – but her super lightweight linen boxers, briefs, beach shorts/accessories and especially her PJ shirts are simply too beautiful to just be worn underneath or at home. Meeting the current trend for pajama-collars and taking a sleepwear look to the streets, Fox Haus is “dressing the man inside out” with its nice cuts and fabrications – designed in Spanish Seville and crafted in Portugal. The collection is accompanied by great campaign and mood imagery, totally getting you in the summer mood.
www.fox-haus.com

Linen PJs by Foxhaus
Linen PJs by Foxhaus

SNT
Without having any specific background in the fashion and clothing industry, the young founders around Christoffer Bak simply founded their fashion label SNT out of desire. In some sort of trial and error process, they created a sportswear collection encompassing not only shirts, sweats and pants but also headwear pieces and sunglasses which they debuted at the latest edition of CIFF. Made in Portugal, the clean sportswear garments stand out especially for their make and feel, such as the employment of functional fabric details etc. Since June, SNT also run their own little store in Danish Aalborg.
www.sntstore.com

Newcomers SNT
Newcomers SNT

ARCT
Oslo-based F5 Agency (founded in 2012) is a true hub for up-and-coming Norwegian designers. Not only does it take care of the sales for currently seven promising labels, the agency also offers PR and marketing services and is part of the broader F5 organization which also operates a concept store and co-working space in central Oslo.
Arct is one of these labels, created by two F5 co-founders Emil (responsible for the design part, having a degree from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts) and Alexander Krystad Marthinsen.  Together, the two brothers make contemporary mens- and womenswear with a quirky and sporty twist. For spring/summer ‘16, we especially like their fun patches saying “Private Residence” or “Not a golfer”.
www.arct.no

Patched hat and shirt by ARCT
Patched hat and shirt by ARCT

GRAA
GRAA was founded by two other F5 agency founders in 2012. Having their backgrounds in the skateboard community, designers Benjamin Marthinsen and Filip Wibe use their everyday city life as inspiration for their collections. We liked their cool stitching of a men’s profile on shirts and a cap plus the unique black-and-white striped shirt-and-shorts ensemble.
www.graaclothing.com

Stitched cap by GRAA
Stitched cap by GRAA
  
C.L.E.A.N by Christina Ledang
Christina Ledang not only works as a womenswear designer but also a stylist, which is easily recognizable when looking at the high-class imagery and outfit shots in her web store. Her C.L.E.A.N. line stands for Christina Ledang Essentials Always Necessary, a line of essential shirts, tops, sweaters, dresses, coats and pants. As the name says, cuts are simple but strength can be found in the details –such as the super thick fabric quality of the basic sweater with lovely rainbow lettering.  
www.christinaledang.com

Nice-quality sweater by Christina Ledang's C.L.E.A.N.
Nice-quality sweater by Christina Ledang's C.L.E.A.N.
  
Clear Weather
Out of the beautiful setting of Big Sur, Califorina, brothers Josh and Brandon Brubaker launched their footwear brand by the end of 2014 after having spent more than two decades working with some of the biggest names in the field of casual footwear including Converse, Vans, Supra or Quicksilver. Their mix of vulcanized soles, soft leather, strong details (such as fringes or elastic drawstrings) and unusual colors brings some freshness to the sneaker market. And there’s a sweet story behind their brand name, too: “Our visual identity consists of a curved line inside an equal sign. The mark is a Native American pictograph that means clear weather.” ‘
www.clearweatherbrand.com

Clear Weather Footwear
Clear Weather Footwear
Stand
Founded in 2014, Swedish brand Stand makes beautiful, clean-cut fashion pieces out of high-quality leather with accessible price points. Coming from a family which has been in the leather fashion business for 35 years, founder Nellie Kamras sure knows how to process leather but she also got the design skills it takes. Perfectly mapping the current ‘70s trend, we especially love her A-line suede skirt, patchwork dress and camel-colored suede shirt. 
www.standofficial.com

Suede pieces by Stand
Suede pieces by Stand
BRAND8
BRAND8 is a casual menswear label from Copenhagen which joins urban streetwear elements with a more contemporary, Scandinavian design approach. The brand’s spring/summer ’16 collection “Abstraction is real” draws inspiration from the work of Bauhaus artist Josef Albers and his abstract paintings and color theories. The results are relaxed pants, checked shirts and ironically printed tees, all in a very interesting and unusual color range. 
www.brand8.dk

BRAND8 shirt
BRAND8 shirt
The Project Garments
Periklis Georgopoulos is deciated to produce everyday basics in premium quality fabrics. With his Greek newcomer label The Project Garments, he bets on clean cuts, a few prints, strong details and the “Made in Italy” quality assurance, while also engaging in fair production methods and supporting charity issues such as the ‘Project Rhino’. His bestseller next to the piles of differently cut tees: a super light zipped hoodie with burnout details.
www.theprojectgarments.com

The Project Garments
The Project Garments