While Scandinavian design often invokes minimalism (think Acne Studios, Sandqvist and Stutterheim), Stockholm-based Our Legacy takes a more conceptual approach to menswear. The brand’s collections may “hint at Swedish design influences,” but Our Legacy has developed a cult following for its one-of-a-kind fabrics, normcore styling and nose for future trends (such as the track pants that appeared in its Spring/Summer 2015 collection). Our Legacy was founded in 2004 by Jockum Hallin and Christopher Nying who named the brand with the idea of “…taking the legacy of previous generations and adapting it to our times and our lives.” This approach can be seen in the way creative director Nying, chairman Hallin and CEO Richardos Klarén collaborate to create garments that feel familiar but are difficult to categorize: “If you look at the Fall 2017 collection, you can see the influence of the techno clubs we went to, but they’ve been morphed into a western story, a kind of techno cowboy,” Hallin explained to Vogue earlier this year. However, Our Legacy has not always had a reputation for distinctive design and, in fact, it is one the brand has diligently cultivated since 2012, after humble beginnings and roughly seven years of a what some might consider more traditionally Scandinavian aesthetics.

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