Modern life is full of complexities. You can be connected to another space at the touch of a finger; one devoid of time of reference point. Somewhere between nature and the city streets, your individuality can become lost in one large stream of consciousness. The Scandinavian spirit has perhaps learnt to balance this contrast the best of all. It’s about embracing the bright lights of concrete towns, while remaining loyal to nature itself. They didn’t get there without the correct equipment, though.
That’s why we’re head over heels with Sandqvist’s SS18 collection. Crafted with a nod to Swedish simplicity, there’s no other companion that can take you from skyscraper to forest hike with such ease. Exploring this balance, BBG Issue 6 boy Erik Andersson plays amongst man-made structures in wild land. Photographer Sarah Lönn bottles the feeling of escape, through emerging shadows and vast landscapes.
In Scandinavia, the phrase “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” is an echelon of society. Passed down through the generations; dark, long winters and golden summers can become paradise with the right tools. For their latest spring range, Sandqvist have maximised practicality; technical fabrics such as recycled polyester and nylon offer durability for any excursion – while their smooth leather finishes are back in new silhouettes.
Stylist Nadia Kandil embraces a strictly monochrome palette; combining tailoring with understated details. Note the grandad collar shirt, streamlined trousers and leather jacket - a pop-culture classic that never gets old. Sportswear inspired bags add the layering of heritage and contemporary that Sandqvist are known for. In everyday encounters and the fragility of the elements, it’s important to always come prepared. In the divide between adrenaline-lined streets and green spaces; there is harmony for the one who dares to do it all.