The Icelandic design group, Vík Prjónsdóttir, will present their process and samples of their work, at the Project Room,
as well as stories from the Icelandic mythology, as it appears in their work.This event is in conjunction with AUTHORSHIP: A six-week experimental event series featuring a diverse group of participants.More
The Mending North is a photography exhibition that will be the main attraction of the third Nordic Fashion Biennale 2014. The upcoming NFB 2014 is an investigation into the roots and inspiration of the emerging Nordic fashion scene, spanning three island nations: Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.More
The 2011 Nordic Fashion Biennale, a six-week-long exhibition celebrating design, fashion and innovation, will kick-off on September 30 with the two-day NFB 2011 Fashion Summit featuring top international designers and artists. The summit is designed to inspire conversation and exploration between master professionals, industry leaders, emerging designers, fashion students and trend setters. Key themes that are woven throughout the summit include slow fashion, sustainability and design, cultural heritage, and the business of fashion. The Nordic Fashion Biennale Symposium is a two day event co-sponsored by the Nordic The symposium is open to designers, fashion students and anyone with an interest in fashion, cultural heritage and sustainability.Cost for the two-day summit, meals included: Museum members: $125; General: $150; students: $60.
Space is limited so those interested are encouraged to register quickly.
From September 8 through October 2 at the Nordic Fashion Biennale: Curator's Cut event in Bellevue Square, the Eastside was treated to an exclusive preview of the excitement and creative energies that have been unleashed at the Nordic Fashion Biennale 2011. Bellevue shoppers were able to view an installation of the creative work of the NFB's guest curator, Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter) and her collaborator Edda Gudmundsdottir; plus the work of these designers who are also being featured at the Nordic Fashion Biennale: the fun-loving Norwegian menswear designers "Moods of Norway," the hot young Icelandic designer Vera Thordardottir, and the exquisite jewelry of Iceland's Kría Jewelry. The NFB: Curator's Cut event was launched on Fashion's Night Out on September 8, and also featured music by Iceland's DJ Baldur (two-time winner of the "Best DJ in Boston" award), and street fashion photography from the Scandinavian capitals.
The 2011 Nordic Fashion Biennale, a six-week-long exhibition celebrating design, fashion and innovation, will kick-off on September 30 with the two-day NFB 2011 Fashion Summit featuring top international designers and artists. The summit is designed to inspire conversation and exploration between master professionals, industry leaders, emerging designers, fashion students and trend setters. Key themes that are woven throughout the summit include slow fashion, sustainability and design, cultural heritage, and the business of fashion. Register for the Summit here: http://nordicmuseum.org/docs/symposium_registration.pdf
The Nordic Fashion Biennale will be held at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle this year. The dates have been set for 9.30 - 11.13 for the exhibition part of the event. The curator for the exhibition is Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, better known as Shoplifter. The exhibition will showcase Nordic fashion with a special focus on Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. The Nordic Fashion Biennale is all about sustainability, creativity and cultural heritage. These themes will be discussed at the Nordic Fashion Biennale symposium held 9/30-10/2. Speakers will be announced soon.This year's event is produced by The Nordic House and the Nordic Heritage Museum More
Today's designers often get their biggest inspiration from the creative style seen on the streets of any big city. Nordic Street Style exhibition gives you a glimpse on how people express themselves via clothing on the streets of Copenhagen, Reykjavík, Nuuk, Tórshavn, Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm. The photographers contribute to the various street blogs fx. www.hel-looks.com, http://thelocals.dk, http://www.styleclicker.net/ and www.joi.is.
The acclaimed artist Shoplifter will curate the exhibition exhibition component of the Nordic Fashion Biennale. Arnardottir's work has been shown and published all over the world, especially in New York City where she lives with her family. Arnardottir is well known for her collaboration with Björk and for her commissioned work for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Humor plays a large role in her life and work, sometimes subtly, but other times taking over. This humor extends to her love of playing with the juxtaposition of opposites. She is attracted to the playfulness found in folk art, naïvism, and handicraft which all have a strong influence on her organic process of creating work.More
Soon we will announce exact venue, curators, summit curator and participants. The event will be held in 2014 in the heart of Europe. Stay tuned!
NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE
NORTH BY NORTHWEST FASHION COMPETITION
Sarah Borruso wins Judge's Award, and Meg Lord wins the Volvo's People's Choice AwardMore
via: Blackbird blog;
Calling all able-bodied supporters of the arts who have a Sunday to spare! Henrik Vibskov and the Nordic Heritage Museum are looking for volunteers to help with the painting and construction of some wooden sets this Sunday, the 25th September. The sets are to be used by Vibskov in his anxiously-awaited performance next Saturday night at the close of the 2011 Fashion Summit.
With only three days until the grand opening, and the kick of weekend of NFB, designers from Iceland, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark are landing in Seattle and the preparation for the exhibition is in full swing. Keep track of all NFB higlights on our Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/#!/nordicfashionbiennale
Here are some photos from both the exhibition and the 2011 NFB Fashion Summit. Take a look!
The Nordic Heritage Museum is an internationally recognized museum and cultural center where people of all backgrounds are welcomed to be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples. The Nordic Heritage Museum shares Nordic culture with people of all ages and backgrounds by presenting a wide range of vibrant programs including contemporary art exhibitions, outstanding concerts, lectures and films and a variety of special events throughout the year.
We are proud and happy to announce that the amazing Scandinavian designers, Henrik Vibskov (DK) and Sandra Backlund (SE), will participate in the Nordic Fashion Biennale exhibition 2011.