2016-08-26 12:00

The Swedish School of Textiles kicks off Fashion Week

This season’s S/S 2017 Fashion Week in Stockholm kicks off with graduates from the Swedish School of Textiles’ bachelor and master programmes in fashion design showing their degree work collections to the assembled Swedish and international press. The show launches on Monday 29 August in Stora Salongen at Berns in Stockholm.

“Overall, I would say that this year’s degree work collections are all about the definition of clothes and wearing,” comments Erika Blomqvist, faculty programme director of the bachelor programme in fashion design at the Swedish School of Textiles.

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“One of the collections illustrates and gives form to the relationship between the elements in a room, for example, walls, objects, clothes and body. Another collection presents the relationship between celebrity, fashion and mass media. Yet another collection presents examples of deconstruction through the use of demarcation lines and frames in colours and materials that epitomise, define and break up an item of clothing.”

For the fourth year in a row, Lindex is the main sponsor of the show at Fashion Week in Stockholm. This sponsorship is one element in their collaboration with the Swedish School of Textiles’ fashion design programme. It is also the fourth time that Lindex is awarding one of the students its Tomorrow scholarship for best design idea and collection. Previous winners include Emma Lindqvist (2013), Linda Dekhla (2014) and Josefin Runquist (2015). This year, the Swedish School of Textiles’ students will also be presenting their degree work collections on 16 September at Vauxhall Fashion Scout in London Fashion Week.

This year’s participating students from the bachelor programme 
Amanda Gerell, Carolina Johansson, Ella Boucht, Helena Theise, Jennifer Jönsson, Josefin Larsson, Julia Falkhorn, Julia Ragnarsson, Maja Freiman, Matilda Forssblad, Mimmi Fielding and Vika (Tori) Im. From the master programme: Elias Högberg, Evelin Kägo and Erik Stensson.

More information about the fashion design students and their work: EXIT16.se.