Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fab Fashion at the ASI

Gudrun Sjödén: A Colorful Universe

An exhibit at The American Swedish Institute
Through October 28, 2018


Gudrun’s towering effigy greets visitors to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis

Gudrun Sjödén is one of the top designers of women’s clothing in the world. Not Haute Couture, her métier is Prêt-à-Porter—ready to wear. Clothing from her designs is sold around the world, mostly sewn by hand in various countries. I’ll forgo any discussion on the merits and debits of her globalism but you can check it out if you like.


The Weaver finds inspiration


Gudrun’s design process starts with watercolors


Organic forms abound


There were  traditional designs on display as well

Meanwhile, in the basement, Cecilia Schiller’s grotesque figures displayed a different sort of fashion sense:

 


By Professor Batty



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