Swedish Students Challenging the Norms
The Swedish School of Textiles focuses on combining art and technology in order to help their students produce innovative textiles and designs. This season 14 students showcased their graduate collections.
There was a general focus on functionality, of both the cloth and body. Items such as a phosphorescent safety vests, aluminium foil, bed sheets, as well as sparkling embellishments and fluid fabrics were used to produce out of the ordinary but wearable outfits.
When it comes to diversity on the catwalk, from body types to skin colour, there was a bit of everything. Natural makeup and messy pony tails completed the looks.
Each collection was challenging the way we normally use clothes. Questions such as: What does it mean to wear something? What new textile techniques for creating clothing can be found? What are the norms for arranging clothing in relation to the body? were some of the key thoughts behind the collections.
The following designers presented their collections this season:
Hedda Röök Carlson- Write Drunk/Edit Sober
Malin Ewen- Functional Solutions
Kristine Boström- Frictions of the Body
Elin Arvidsson- #inbed
Felicia Bexell- MINDTRIP
Elin Meijer- Over and Out
Linn Sjögren- Tourist
Matilda Book- Influencer/ Influentza
Ellen Larsson- Conventional Fashion
Elin Blixt- Fillings
Hanna Isaksson- Incorporate Layers
Fredrik Möller- Step Into My Office
Irma Skjöth Hedlund- Female/Body/Lines
Tove Berner-Wik- Shiny Things
Written by Calina Muresan
Photography by Olivia Ferrera Forbes and Deborah Smith