We’ve talked about the launch of some Swedish labels to Australia (both here and here), and now we’ve got Sweden on our mind again... As 2005 being the Year of Design, there’s been a major focus on all aspects of this in other varies countries too. In July, Rookies exhibited at IFF fashion fair in Tokyo, and in April they were presented at the Swedish Style in Milan. Rookies, the organisation for up and new coming designers, are with no doubt a key contributor to some of these young designer’s success. Not long ago, Sweden’s Fashion Week took place, and it's exciting to look back at such an amazing variety of different styles – view the full show here. Some of the designers that we particularly liked were Åsa Westerlund’s cool clogs collection “There goes the neighbourhood”. If you’re a shoe fanatic, then don’t miss to check out her website that features the ultimate clogs. Camilla Norrback’s beautiful bird print dresses, skirts and blouses really stand out, and so do some of Klara Stark’s gothic pieces with black and white being predominant colours. BOCA by Anneli Åslev had some nice dresses with classic cuts, interesting prints and colours, but our favourite outfit was this pale blue sleeveless dress worn with kneed high boots by Ulrika Sandstrom.