Fashion Scandinavia by Dorothea Gundtoft
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...a book with great merit for those of us who see fashion as a truly global business as well as for those entering the business who need to know details concerning the true expanse of fashion in the 21st century.
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"The time for Scandinavian clothing has come because the elements present in the designers' collections are highly in tune with the way we live and work today."―Dorothea Gundtoft

Scandinavian furniture and architecture have long held sway in the global design sphere, and Scandinavian fashion is now gaining the same influence. The appeal lies in the simplicity, minimalism, attention to detail, and high quality of materials so iconic to Scandinavian design, as well as a commitment to sustainable and ethical production methods.

Heralding a new movement in fashion, this book features over fifty notable designers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland. These include well-established designers at brands such as Acne, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen, and Marimekko, as well as up-and-coming labels such as Ann-Sofie Back, Peter Jensen, and Soulland. From the sharp tailoring of COS and the gothic creations of Camilla Stark to the understated collections by the Icelandic sisters behind the Kalda label, all demonstrate a dedication to wearable fashion and a cool and refined style. Interviews with the designers cover training, sources of inspiration, and manufacturing methods.

 

478 illustrations, 360 in color
 

About Dorothea Gundtoft

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Dorothea Gundtoft is a fashion stylist, writer, and photographer who is based in London and Paris. Her work has appeared in British Vogue , Italian Vogue , and V magazine, and on Style.com.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by Thames & Hudson. 256 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on May 01 2013

...a book with great merit for those of us who see fashion as a truly global business as well as for those entering the business who need to know details concerning the true expanse of fashion in the 21st century.

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