Swedish Fashion at the Fashion & Textile Museum

I don’t know why we think only big cities produce creative talent. I think lots of talent is born out of boredom and lack of inspiration, where one is forced to create something that interests them. I think this happens all over the world, only we don’t have the opportunity to see these ideas. So when we are able to see something special we should take advantage of it.

Swedish fashion…fair enough, not a lot comes to mind just H&M of course and designer Ann-Sofie Back.

Swedish Fashion: Exploring a New Identity is the latest exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, showcasing 13 Swedish fashion designers who challenge the stereo-typical picture of Swedish fashion as blond, functional and minimal – not that there is anything wrong with that!

Created by the Swedish Institute and specially enhanced and adapted for the FTM, this exhibition showcases the bold, the avant-garde against a stark, modernist silver backdrop.

I loved Sandra Backlund’s hand made oversized – I really would wear these pieces.

Helena Horstedt‘s pieces are amazing and they’re all hand sewn. I love the structures,techniques and her use of fabrics. I could easily see her garments in a video or on someone super cool.

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, not only do I love their name but I really like how they show their collection on their website. These two pieces seem more like show pieces but the collection on their website are very wearable with a twist – a nice detail.

Swedish Fashion: Exploring a New Identity
6. Feb – 17. May 09 It ends in 100 days Fashion and Textile Museum
£5 adults, £3 students and concessions, free for under

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One comment

  1. Sana
    February 7, 2009 at 18:18

    wow- what amazing shapes, will have to get down to see this soon.

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