Ankar Sweden Spring 2013: A Fashion Week Discovery You Won't Find in a Store
As of now, it’s only possible to purchase the meticulously crafted men’s clothing created by Niklas Ankar if you go to Sweden. Actually, the man and his wares weren’t even on our radar until we got up close with them at the PJ Clarke’s (In the Empire Hotel) just outside of Lincoln Center, where he had his Spring 2013 collection on display in the windows. “The shorts are limited edition…” Ankar tells us, “hand printed by a block that a man I had met in India made specifically for us.” Just so you know, only 200 were made. And they feel like heaven. This is the core belief of Ankar, that each piece is individual, but also that they are singular items of luxury. The well tailored linen blazers sport no logos, just a simple fold around design feature on the cuff that let you know you’re wearing an Ankar Sweden creation. The Ankar aesthetic breathes new life into classic mid-century 20th resort looks from the likes of San Tropez, Capri, West Indies, Havana. Word is that the Ankar Sweden Spring 2013 collection will be available for sale globally via internet, which is great news, but if Bergdorfs is reading this, please snatch a few of these up for us to try on first.