Lars Wallin – Fashion Stories
Artipelag brought a bit of light to the winter darkness with an exhibition by Lars Wallin entitled Fashion Stories. Nearly 200 of the famous fashion designer’s stunning creations were be on display and visitors were able to follow the creative process all the way from idea to sketch and finally to couture completion.
Lars Wallin – Fashion Stories showcased unique creations in exclusive materials from throughout Wallin’s entire career as a fashion designer. The exhibition highlights one of the few Swedish designers who works with fashion on a high artistic level with a focus on craftsmanship and quality.
The exhibition was based around four themes – crafts, fashion, bridal, and stage. Lars Wallin personally selected works that meant a lot to him and in addition to ready-made garments, visitors could see sketches, toiles, jewellery, and even feel the fabrics. The idea behind this interaction was to create an understanding of the craft and design process, and to provide an insight into the work done within the studio.
Lars Wallin – Fashion Stories premiered at Prince Eugene’s Waldemarsudde in 2011 and has since toured many museums and art galleries throughout Sweden. The tour finally returned to Stockholm to be displayed at Artipelag from November 4, 2016 until March 12, 2017.