Even back when tailoring wasn’t as popular as it is today, you’ll never find tailoring at Bite Studios because that’s the backbone of the brand. Founded in 2015, the Swedish company is hitting its stride – possibly with a menswear offering – and doing it in a measured way. “We limit ourselves to only selected organic or low-impact materials,” says designer Veronika Kant.
Restraint is part of the brand’s appeal, and in Kant’s words, “Expressive minimalism.” Bite’s cuts are clean but not rigid, and the fabric drapes with a subtle fluidity that complements draped blouses or stretch-lace blouses. It’s not a clothing line, “there’s a lot of brands out there,” notes co-founder William Lundgren, but the fall collection includes a number of LBDs, including one with knotted booty detailing and another sleeveless with ruffles; Both are simple and effective.
This collection has two hero categories, suits and coats, and the team applied the “petal” detail to both. There’s a nice belt to tie around the waist, and shoulder ruching on a very chic black coat with standing seams on the sleeves. Other outerwear pieces also have delicate scalloped petal shapes. These “feminine” elements complement the tailoring, Kant explained. Her choice of words is interesting because it shows that softness can also be strong; an important message indeed.