Ingibjörg Íris Ásgeirsdóttir is a recent fashion BA graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her graduation collection discusses femininity, and the way women are portrayed in our society.

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I created my own world in which I wanted to seek out a new kind of femininity. With this collection, I’m trying to come up with a new kind of femininity in which women are not expected to be proper, cute or well-behaved, but are rough, wild and free.

Ásgeirsdóttir’s collection is heavily based on textiles. She made her own materials, such as weaving VHS tapes into fabric.

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My textile story consists of opposites, natural versus man-made fabrics, delicate versus heavy, soft versus rough and so on.

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The silhouette is inspired by the opposites, too, converting typical masculine garments into feminine.

 

 

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This is our third annual round-up of the final project by graduates from the Iceland Academy of the Arts, showcasing the brand new Icelandic design talent. For all previous posts in The Graduates category, see here.

 

Images courtesy of the designer

Runway photos by Hörður Ásbjörnsson