Pop-Up Store Stockholm x Nöjesguiden - September 27th, 2013

Together with magazines Nöjesguiden, we had a little release party for their new issue in our Cheap Monday Pop-Up Store Stockholm. Have a look at the pics here!

Cheap Poster Art - September 13th, 2013

Yesterday our Design Team created unique posters live in-store during Carnaby London Style Night in our Cheap Monday London Store! Check out the snap shots here.

September Express Collection - September 1st, 2013

Our September Express Collection is now in stores. The collection is based on a biker theme, with Japanese gangs and homemade tattoos as inspiration. Main colours are a light blue, a fiery red, an inky black and a dirty brown. Pinstripes are central, and are featured on long sleeve tees as well as shirts, a dress and skirt. Marbled knits and clear plastic logo prints are a highlight in the collection, and for womenswear cut outs and denim studs on jersey are important. The collection includes an accessory kit with necklace, ring, ear cuff and bracelet. Start your engines and have a look at the menswear here and womenswear here.

Spring 2014 Looks - August 29th, 2013

This Tuesday we held our Spring 2014 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm. The theme for the collection is hubris, and the show was held in the palace courtyard of 18th Century Hallwyl House in central Stockholm. The show, consisting of 30 looks, featured live opera vocalist Dan McLellan, specially composed music by Erik Haal, a snow machine and sculpted shrubbery. See all the looks here.

Backstage Pics From Spring 2014 - August 28th, 2013

Yesterday, we had our Spring 2014 Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm. Check out the backstage pics here!

Photo: Sima Korenivski

Spring 2014 Fashion Show: Watch it live on Tuesday 27th August! - August 23rd, 2013

On Tuesday August 27th at 6.30 PM CET, our Spring 2014 Fashion Show takes place during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm. The show will be live-streamed so all fans around the world can take part. Also, we give fans a digital backstage pass and invite everyone behind the scenes via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

For Spring 2014, we play with the idea of hubris and make inflatable egos visible through an exaggerated silhouette and narcissistic graphics. The collection is confident with an in-your-face aesthetic and kick-ass attitude, channelling bold artists from the 90s.

See livestream here on our website and our Facebook Page.
Behind-the-scenes coverage on Instagram and Twitter. @cheapmonday

Fashion week kickstart: Cheap Monday Pop-Up Store Stockholm - August 19th, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm is just around the corner, and we’re getting a jump start on it by opening a pop-up store the weekend before it all kicks off.

The Cheap Monday Pop-Up Store Stockholm is our first independent retail outlet in Sweden, and it will offer the complete Cheap Monday range, including women’s, men’s, denim and in-season collections, as well as shoes, accessories, underwear and baby clothes.

We collaborated with Swedish architecture and interior design firm Uglycute to create the interior concept, which will express a hard-edged, industrial aesthetic using simple, rough materials based on the store concept for our Cheap Monday Stores in Copenhagen and London. The retail area will be approximately 300 square metres on one floor.

We’ll open the doors on Smålandsgatan 16 in Stockholm on August 23rd, and keep them open until this coming Spring. Norrmalmstorg, the square where the store will be situated, is one of Stockholm’s most expensive, and we’re looking forward to making it a bit Cheaper.

Follow the store opening on Instagram and Twitter.

WOW what a weekend! - August 11th, 2013

We had a fantastic time at the Way Out West festival this weekend. We felt the ground actually move during Håkan Hellström’s concert. We got hypnotized by the Knife’s spacey show. We had a blast dj:ing at Weekday‘s pop-up area. We got sweatier than ever at Daytime Sessions with Giorgio Moroder. We got even sweatier later at night at Little Jinder’s club gig. And we of course bumped into all sorts of awesome people. Check out all our snapshots on our Instagram and Twitter! Thank you Way Out West!

It’s WOW-time at Way Out West! - August 7th, 2013

Way Out West is one of our absolute fave festivals in our home country Sweden. It’s got everything – from tons on up-and-coming bands, djs and artists, to big grand slam bookings, to movie premieres, to club gigs to talks with inspiring people to secret parties. The city festival makes Gothenburg the epicentre of Sweden for three days, where music lovers and party people take over the streets, forests, hotels and every possible venue where you can have a gig or a party. In fact, the festival has become such a staple of summer must-dos for the music and club crowd, that the capital city Stockholm is usually a ghost town during the festival weekend, since everyone’s gone Way Out West.

Of course, Cheap Monday will be at WOW, and spread the inspiration we find there to you!

10 fave Swedish artists, collectives, bands, djs and friends we want to check out during the festival:

Håkan Hellström
Yep, the King of Swedish Rock and Indie will be gigging. Enough said.

Weekday Stage
Our friends at Weekday, the store where Cheap Monday was born, are having a Weekday Stage in their store, where lots of great artists and djs will be playing. And in the festival area, they’ll be screen printing bespoke tees!

Daytime Sessions Daft Punk Edition with Giorgio Moroder
Ok, Giorgio Morodo isn’t Swedish, but the club Daytime Sessions at venue Trädgården (The Garden) in Stockholm pretty much made history in Sweden last year by getting some of the world’s best dj’s to play during daytime. For WOW, Daytime pops up in Gothenburg for one epic day party.

The Knife Shaking the Habitual Show
The ever mysterious and ever original sibling duo The Knife never cease to surprise and push boundaries. Now they’re back with the new album “Shaking the Habitual”, and we’re biting our bony fingers in suspense.

INGRID Disco
One of our fave artist collectives INGRID, which artists such as Lykke Li, Miike Snow and Peter, Bjorn & John are a part of, will be having one of their awesome parties at a warehouse. Our bones are already shaking.

Svensk Bas
This new Swedish label is all about bass and was started by four guys who share a common love for… you guessed it: bass. At WOW, they’re celebrating the release of their second album, and since we love bass too, we love Svensk Bas.

Syket
Psychadelic fantasticness. This septet from Umeå turn their backs on hype but emerge once in a while to shake up the Swedish music scene. The current album “Can You Keep a Secret” is one of these moments.

Little Jinder
Lead singer Josephine ended up playing in her pyjamas at the Roskilde Festival since her stylist overslept. We dig the attitude just as we dig Little Jinder’s debut album, where pop goes video game goes dub-step goes electronica.

VAZ
Two kick-ass people making kick-ass music. This Swedish sister-duo seems destined to kick ass across the world.

Stor, Linda Pira & Salazar Brothers
Stor might just now be the ruling Rap King in Sweden, who’s second album released this year took things to a new level. Together with hiphop hope Linda Pira and legendary producers Salazar Brothers they take the stage at WOW.

Studio Barnhus
Way Out West says to expect “house beats, avant-garde techno, pop references, neon colours and just plain old happiness” from this record label and dj-collective. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Gnucci
Some people see crazy, we see genius in Gnucci, who mashes, bashes and mixes things up just the way she likes it, creating a jaw-dropping combination of rap, dancehall, grime, pop and house. And her fashion sense is just as jaw-dropping.

Kate Boy
We’ve always liked DIY, and the three part Swedish, one part Aussie constellation’s self-produced video for their first single spread like wildfire across the world. Look out!

Klubbkören
Klubbkören – The Club Choir – are about 30 people singing (and rapping) the songs of e.g. James Blake, Little Dragon and Genuine. A perfect storm.

Oops, that was more than 10 things. As said, there’s more than lots to see at WOW.

Follow our Cheap Festival Living on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and of course here on the blog.

It’s gonna be a wow weekend, Cheap People.

Fall 2013 Collection Inspiration - July 30th, 2013

Our Fall 2013 Collection is hitting the stores now. Artificial Grunge is the theme for the collection. It’s about our collective memory — and the commercial memory – of grunge more than the actual grunge lifestyle. The grunge we have created can therefore be called artificial.

We picked grunge because it’s the last “real” youth movement — it was truly rebellious and grass root. Today, it’s hard to find “real” youth movements since they are picked up commercially almost before they even appear. The lines between what is “real” and “artificial” are blurring — and what is really “real” anyway? Was grunge itself ever real?

Chaotic styling and layering in a seemingly random manner is core in the collection. Lace, football stripes, military details, second hand- like cardigans and 60’s style tops, dresses and shoes are all mixed up. But since the design is reconstructed, it’s in fact very controlled and not haphazard at all — it’s artificial.

Colours range from bright and dusty whites to washed and solid blacks, with earthy greens and dark plums — a palette significant for the era as we remember it. To clash with this we have used a bright lime and a washed down black tinted red, Remake Red.

Important components are the flannel checks in shirts and dresses, worn over or under t-shirts. See-through dresses are combined with a more crispy silver and twilight blue lurex, silver mirror skirts and bandeaus. Ice blue hairy mohair knits and controlled threadbares create a modified worn and trashed look. Cut up black and white stripes and an artificial pixelated camouflage pattern signal control and structure.

The prints have strong references to the grunge era with a hand- written, worn out look, and we’re playing around with iconic quotes.

The denim for Fall 2013 has a homemade look in colours and dyes. Blue and black denim is washed hard and then colour tinted to give a feeling of reinvention and immortality. The jeans have survived tests such as being on a rooftop for two years resulting in a multicolour trashed wash. The effects have then been put into structured shapes to achieve a look of controlled chaos. A strong rigid line in combination with superstretch fabrics pushes the denim forward.

Artificial Grunge is a theme which is both interesting and thought- provoking in today’s world of fast fashion and medialized culture. The grunge aesthetic is therefore mixed up and deliberately not an accurate blueprint of the early 90 ́s style. Clashing the classic with top of mind-images from the grunge era creates something new for Fall 2013.

Check out the…

Fashion show and key looks here.
Women’s collection here.
Men’s collection here.
Jeans collection here.