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The Graduates 2013 | Bethina Elverdam Nielsen

Fashion designer Bethina Elverdam Nielsen is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Inspired by the historical and dramatic changes of lifestyle and fashion of the early 20th century, when woman started to liberate themselves from the constricting clothes for the first time and openly embraced more comfortable styles like… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Arnar Már Jónsson

Fashion designer Arnar Már Jónsson  is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His final collection is inspired by films – cyber punk movie Tetsuo, in which the body of a Japanese worker begins transforming into a scrap-metal after being involved in an accident.         The… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Hildur Sumarliðadóttir

Fashion designer Hildur Sumarliðadóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final collection is inspired by Frida Kahlo and Patty Smith, Sumarliðadóttir was inspired by a bohemian living the life of an artist, driven by the search for happiness.   When choosing fabrics, Sumarliðadóttir was inspired by… Read more

The Graduates 2013 I Halldóra Gestsdóttir

Fashion designer Halldóra Gestsdóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Raw, murky, barren, overwhelming, daunting, soft and aromatic. That is the Icelandic landscape, our inescapable environment. In this clothing line the effects of the Icelandic nature are educed with fabrics, hard lines and formes.  … Read more

Friday Candy | First images of Colony Collapse Disorder: Postoperative Ethics of Terraforming by Sruli Recht

Happy Friday! Here is something interesting to start off your weekend: This is the first image of Sruli Recht’s new collection Colony Collapse Disorder: Postoperative Ethics of Terraforming, showing terraforming particle clouds as they float over Mars. It is a collaboration with We cannot wait to see more!     Images… Read more

The Graduates 2013

This year’s graduates of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts (Listaháskóli Íslands) are currently exhibiting in the Reykjavik Art Museum. The extensive exhibition features projects by students from all four design departments of the school, architecture, fashion design, product design and visual communication, as well as final projects by students from the… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Steinunn

Studio STEiNUNN recently relocated to a beautiful space by the harbor, formally used by a netting factory. During DesignMarch, they set up an installation that is the result of a collaboration between fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and illustrator Laufey Jónsdóttir. Here are a few images from the exhibition by Hulda… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 Identity | M by Mundi

This year’s festival identity featured a real wooden grid that formed the words ‘HönnunarMars’, Icelandic for DesignMarch. Four letters were handed over to designers to work on. We made little videos in which the designers explain their inspirations behind the letters, and finally have the subtitled versions too. Here M… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Design Forum Finland at Kronkron

DesignMarch offered a great opportunity to see some Finnish design in Iceland when Design Forum Finland opened a Pop up Shop in KronKron. Our guest blogger, Finnish design aficionado Piia Susanna from Kahden Vaiheilla  dived in – here are her picks from the pop-up store: Twelve Finnish design labels, Mirkka Metsola,… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Seven Heaven Love Ways

Seven Heaven Love Ways, the first full length film by Finnish fashion designer Paola Suhonen, known for her label IvanaHelsinki, was screened during DesignMarch at Bíó Paradís. 7 Days, 7 Nights, 7 Stories, 7 journeys, 7 ways of love. “They say, love is a seventh heaven. But who could tell, if I´m on… Read more