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Stalk The Scandinavian Streets With BLS Hafnia.

BLS HAFNIA is a Copenhagen-based clothing brand, established in 2011 by Besnik Miftari. 6 Years later it’s creeping into the western world’s periphery like a dark horse prowler set to win a title from the lowest seed. Maybe it’s because Norse/Scandinavian design, as a theology, lacks the loudness that come with all of the bells and whistles. They let Tokyo, Manhattan, LA and Hong Kong play Bladerunner, Krush Groove, Saved By The Bell, and Ex-Machina. They do the IKEA thing. The Steve Jobs 2.0 Apple thing. The less-is-way-more and sleek functionality over all else but God thing.  BLS is the latest in a long line of austere, almost industrial (without being “brutalism”) designers from the Nordic North. There is beauty and intelligence in clean bones. Valhalla has a long wooden communal table from IKEA for nightly feasts, that can fold into a computer desk in 5 seconds. Miftari wanted a minimalistic…

Copenhagen’s WOOD WOOD Is Fall Fire.

WoodWood, the contemporary lifestyle brand founded in 2002 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark has been silently becoming the American streetwear aficionados pick of choice in the past year. In-The-Know circles have jocked the brand, and quite honestly, some suspect rips from mall chains have confirmed their vision in the space. Their vintage athletic meets progressive european minimalism has struck a perfect chord.  Dope flagship stores in Berlin, Aarhus, and Copenhagen embody and reflect the brilliant nordic minimalism thing, while still feeling a bit rebellious, a bit more haute couture, and a bit smarter than the anti-everything street lines. Wood Wood has a vision, and sticks to it’s guns- as it is still creative directed by co-founders Karl-Oskar Olsen and Brian SS Jensen. As a sub-cultural founded lifestyle brand, its founders grew up with street sports, graffiti, punk, and street culture in the 1990s. They mix high-end fashion, sports and streetwear with…