One of most gifted Swedish fashion designers,
Carin Wester, labels her womenswear spring/summer
2013 collection as ”revealing contemporary elegance
with a relaxed attitude”, likewise describing her
own easygoing yet refined style.
Conceived for a self-confident townie woman and
inspired by the late 1980s romantic comedy film
”Working Girl” (the classic tale of a twenty something
secretary blossoming into a business-minded senior
executive wearing formal office suits) the collection
turns the conventional business attire into more
casual and seductive outfits.
Carin Wester graduated in 1998 from Beckman's
School of Design and soon worked as a designer
for Stockholm's 'Paul & Friends' store before
establishing in 2003 the eponymous label that
briskly made waves thanks to androgynous shapes
and a distinctive playful approach.
Today the designer signs a female line ('Carin Wester'),
a male line called 'Wester' and the limited range 'W'
selling her idea of relaxed elegance in 15 different
countries. Mostly made with sustainable materials,
the collection's outfits show gripping fabrics and
textures through simple cotton or melange jersey
shirt dresses with wide elbow length sleeves and
high belted dresses in black and white with
small stripes and graphic prints.
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