Our Legacy was co-founded by Swedish designers Jockum Hallin and Christopher Nying and originally started as a line of T-shirts, before the designers showed their first full collection in 2008. The look is part preppy, part utility, and revolves around the concept of wardrobe staples which are never over-designed, so they will not go out of fashion or over-shadow the wearer's personality. Focusing on classic menswear shapes, their seasonal updates use unusual fabrics sourced from around the world.
From vintage Armani to punk, by way of art, film and literature, the influences behind Our Legacy are diverse and varied: "a sort of personal mix tape" is how Mr Hallin describes the references which lie behind the clothes. Co-founder Christopher Nying describes Our Legacy's look as: "sophisticated, yet light, conservative but playful. Our clothes are like a classic garment from your grandfather’s wardrobe, remodelled to fit our life and our time."
Although the duo does not aim to create collections which are distinctly Scandinavian, they are undeniably part of the new wave of cool Nordic brands that have taken the fashion world by storm over the past few years. Swedish architecture and product design has long been world-renowned, and it's not difficult to see some of the qualities which have made it famous, from clean lines to unpretentious authenticity, mirrored in Our Legacy's clothes. "It's important to be spontaneous, and listen to yourself," Mr Nying concludes. "Don't think too much about what other people are doing and how it might affect you. We don't set out to do a certain style, it just happens." A strong emphasis is placed on quality, ensuring the clothes are timelessly chicwhile maintaining a casual Scandinavian aesthetic.
Shop the Our Legacy Collection here.