Beckmans College of Design x Paris Fashion Week

11 fashion talents from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm graduated last spring. Now they step onto the international fashion scene with a performance and showroom during Paris Fashion Week.

Emerging designers

Since the premiere at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm in May, the designers’ graduation collections have been shown at Copenhagen Fashion Week, been seen on famous Swedish artists and featured in several fashion magazines. The designers have received scholarships from the Swedish Fashion Council, H&M and Lindex, and one of them, Amanda Borgfors Mészàros, was awarded the prestigious Bernadotte Art Award for her work in June. As the only Swedish designer, she was also recently appointed ”as one to watch” by Vogue Italia as she was selected a Vogue Talent 2018. In addition, two of the graduates, Sissel Kärneskog and Marie Isacsson, continue their studies at one of the world's most prestigious fashion programs, the Master's Program at the Royal College of Art in London.

”The Fashion program keeps such a high level with designer Pär Engsheden as Program Director, that the fashion industry has its eye on the students before they even graduate. To be part of Paris Fashion Week is a natural step as Beckmans College of Design constantly thinks of the international perspective. Without hesitation, I can say that our fashion students stand incredibly well in the tough competition of the fashion world,” says Principal Karina Ericsson Wärn.

Performance & showroom

These emerging designers will now show their collections in a photo performance at the Institut Suédois in connection with the inauguration of Swedish Fashion Now on September 28th. The much appreciated artist and photographer Olga de la Iglesias will be behind the camera.  The showroom at Jean de Bonnot, 22 rue Chapon, Paris 3ème, will provide an area to meet the graduates, examine their collections and view their portfolios between September 29th-30th.

The project is made possible through close collaboration with ASFB, the Swedish Institute, Visit Sweden and Oriflame. The project is produced and curated by Annika Berner, Director of External Relations.

Participating designers 

Amanda Borgfors Mészàros, Anastasia Jansäter, Antonia Larsson Pihl, Dat Danh, Felicia Halén Fredell, Joonas Karhumaa, Julia Correia de Verdier, Marie Isacsson, Matilda Ivarsson, Robert Jonsson och Sissel Kärneskog. 

About Swedish Fashion Now 

Swedish Fashion Now is a global platform that is arranged during Paris Fashion Week at the Institut suédois by the Association of Swedish Fashion Brands in collaboration with the Swedish Institute and Visit Sweden. In addition to Beckmans College of Design’s presentation of emerging designers, a number of Swedish fashion brands are represented, among them Beckmans alumni Josephine Bergquist and Livia Schück/Rave Review.

About Olga de la Iglesia 

Olga de la Iglesia is an artist and photographer based in Barcelona, Spain, whose work explores the boundaries between fashion and documentary photography. Her work has been featured in magazines like: ID, Nataal, Life Framer, Purple and It’s Nice That.

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