Swedish label, Sandqvist’s latest SS17 Icons and Classics collection, respectively reinforce them as the cool that their label imbues. These two collections are leather based and are somewhat the ‘older brother/sister’ to their other offerings. The attention to craftsmanship, detailing and classic lines sees their naming well-suited for the end product. A collection of bags, laptop cases, wallets, weekend bags and backpacks compile their offering, for both men and women, with no demarcation for gender specificity. Each piece either has a concealed label, or a slight silver-branding element, both minimal and respectfully placed.
Founded in Stockholm in 2004 by Anton Sandqvist, together with his brother Daniel and their friend Sebastian, they are the soul behind the brand. Clearly influenced by the no fuss, refined minimalism of Scandinavian design and lifestyle, their collections are uncomplicated, functional and beautiful, with a clear Swedish heritage. Sandqvist is clearly influenced by the clear urban lifestyle, and the connection to the Nordic natural landscape.
The brand’s SS17 Icons & Classics Collection is both beautiful and sophisticated, yet somehow unassuming; a real classic for the urban explorer.
Photography courtesy of Sandqvist.