Discover Tiger of Sweden‘s Fall Winter 2019.20 menswear collection, inspired by Swedish Grace (creative period from the mid 1910’s through to the start of the 1930’s) balancing between the classic and the modern, the strict and the informal, presented during the ongoing Pitti Uomo.
“Looking through our own archives from the time, we came across a lean yet sharp silhouette that came to influence the tailoring. It was during the 1920’s that we introduced the first suit named Tiger, a style so popular that it eventually led the company to change its name from Schwartzman and Nordström to Tiger of Sweden.
Soft, languid lines contrast with the sharp and clean. The palette moves between shades of black, navy and camel, creating variation in way of the weave and the texture of fabrics. Soft cashmeres, heavy cotton twills, fine poplins, brushed wools and crisp nylon create a rich and varied wardrobe. White pleated tuxedo shirts with broderie anglaise trims and classic merino knitwear with handworked crochet details add softness to structured tailoring in mohair barathea and jacquard silk.
Fine silk twill and memory nylon are printed with photographic studies of the delicate engravings that Edward Hald and Simon Gate created for Orrefors glassworks during the Swedish Grace era. These studies of mythological scenes from antiquity are perfect examples of the time, as they balance the modern with the classic in a refined way. We are immensely grateful for the sharing of these studies by our friends at Orrefors.“