Swedish fashion & design stories
The Swedish fashion & design stories exhibition concept aims to give a glimpse of the contemporary Swedish design scene and how it has developed over the past 15 years. It showcases a selection of pioneering designers who – through artistic practice, craftsmanship and social engagement – have influenced the design landscape and started telling new stories about Sweden and the times we live in – and the younger generation of designers who are carrying them forward.
Swedish fashion & design stories is a scalable exhibition concept, consisting of two main parts; Swedish fashion stories that focuses on fashion designers and the development within that field, Swedish design stories, that highlights designers in the area of product-, furniture- and service design, and Swedish fashion & design stories featuring both parts, with the themes of art, crafts and social engagement as red threads.
The two exhibitions include a section each (two units, a poster and a text print with designer introductions) that focuses on young Swedish design through the awards Swedish Fashion Talents and Young Swedish Design. These sections, combined with the fashion- and/or design timeline, may be displayed as mini versions of the concept.
Swedish fashion stories: Ann-Sofie Back, Sandra Backlund, Martin Bergström, Erik Bjerkesjö, Ulrika Elovsson, Ida Klamborn, Lamija, Minna Palmqvist, Bea Szenfeld, Patrik Söderstam.
Swedish design stories: Zandra Ahl, Anton Alvarez, Front, Färg & Blanche, Åsa Jugnelius, Märta Mattsson, Samir Alj Fält, Transformator, Uglycute, Örnsbergsauktionen.
Please note that the images and texts in the Swedish fashion & design stories concept due to legal rights may not be shown or used in any other context than in connection with the exhibition and the communication around it.
Logotypes are available in 4 different formats for the three exhibition versions.
Swedish fashion stories: 1, 2, 3, 4
Swedish design stories: 1, 2, 3, 4
Swedish fashion & design stories: 1, 2, 3, 4
The exhibitions can be shown on gallery walls, or displayed on the exhibition module in case walls are not available, or in order to create a more spatial exhibition design. A combination of wall- and module mounting is also possible.
Swedish foreign missions may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition, language translations and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speakers.
For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.
How to apply
To apply, please fill out the application form.
The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.
By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.
Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.
How to report
After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.
Contact at the Swedish Institute
For more information please contact Jenny Bergström.