News Sep 06, 2011

The Nordic Fashion Biennial on Vimeo

With the fast approaching Nordic Fashion Biennial coming up September 30 – November 13, the first in a series of Vimeo videos has been posted. Check it out here and read more about the Biennial below!

The 2011 Nordic Fashion Biennale is being produced by the Nordic House, Reykjavik and the Nordic Heritage Museum. The highlight of the Nordic Fashion Biennale is an exhibition, Looking Back to Find our Future, curated by New York-based Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir. Arnardottir is well known for her collaboration with Björk and for her commissioned work for the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Looking Back to Find our Future will include fashion and jewelry from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway. Cutting-edge contemporary fashion, design, and installations throughout the Museum will blur past and present, highlighting traditions of craft and creativity in Nordic design. The exhibition will demonstrate how important the influences of nature and heritage are for Nordic designers.

The Nordic Fashion Biennale will feature a three-day symposium with international speakers. The program will focus on themes of sustainability, cultural heritage and branding. 

An exciting new element of the Biennale is a fashion competition, North by Northwest (N x NW). The purpose of the competition is to inspire creativity, encourage emerging designers to seek out new directions, and spark awareness of new trends in Nordic fashion. Two lucky winners will win a trip to Iceland during Reykjavik Fashion Festival! The competition is open to fashion students, recent fashion school graduates (received fashion degrees within the last 2 years), and emerging fashion designers who reside on the West coast of the US or Canada. Complete information about the competition, including how to enter, is posted on our website.

The 2011 Nordic Fashion Biennale website will be updated regularly with information about the exhibition, symposium, fashion competition, and special events during the Biennale. Visit us at:

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