A day in Stockholm – 4 Fashion Exhibitions

I had a business trip recently to Stockholm, the meeting was very short actually, so it was a wonderful opportunity to book some extra hours for the city. And I have to say, Stockholm has a lot to offer. Not only it is a very beautiful city with lots of things to do – but at the moment there are FOUR fashion exhibitions running! How perfect for me is that?! Indeed, it was a very perfect day. Here is my visual report. Enjoy!


1. Helmut Netwon in Fotografiska (B)

Helmut Newton’s legacy is a significant one. He had a vivid and perverse imagination, but he was not an illustrator of fantasies; his skill was in building his pictures from all that he had so sharply observed in the world in which he lived, that of the sophisticated bourgeoisie. In this regard, he was first and foremost a notable social anthropologist and satirist. And it is his shrewd distillation of all that he had witnessed that gives his images the ring of truth and their lasting hold.

May 31 – September 29, 2013  Address Fotografiska , Stadsgårdshamnen 22 , 116 45 Stockholm

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“I love vulgarity. I am very attracted by bad taste…”newton 2

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This one too. So sensual. And strange. Like invasion of privacy. Who are they to each other? Why are people staring? Why is she so calm, knowing there are others in the room?newton 9

I think this is Verushka..not sure though, looks like her.newton 10 newton 17

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Other illustrations in Fotografiska:

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It was absolutely awesome. But it gets better. Next:

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaulthier in Design and Architecture Center (E)


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This was pretty cool. The mannequins had faces projected on them, so they were lively – smiling, looking, talking…

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I like the contrast how these 2 pictures are situated next to another – white soft angelic vs. black rough almost sticky




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Finnish model Ninja Sarasalo on the Fragile Perfume ad:


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  This is actually not fur, but bead embroidery. I bet this outfit is very heavy, because there were so many beads. Handmade naturally and very intricate.

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The skeleton outfit worn by Dita von Teese

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Illustration by Gaultier himself of Madonna tour outfits:

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This one particularly caught my eye. I love the high waist and Spahish toreador style:

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A MINK suitcase. How cool is that? This will be so bashed by PETA ;)

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Oh lala! The Paris Eiffel stockings. LOVE.

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Gaulthier himself. The projected version, talking…

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Next on the map –

Fashion Illustrator Mats Gustafson in Millesgården (C)


Mats Gustafson captures the movements of the models and the styles of the garments. His images span a wide range of characteristics, from the graphic silhouette to colourful and painterly expressions. Clothes, bodies and faces are the common theme of the exhibition and many of the works have been published in magazines such as French and Italian Vogue.

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This is a Tiffany ad. Not hard to guess, right ? ;)

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The lines of her legs and shoes ARE impeccable:

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Illustration of THAT Dior 2013 dress:

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I love how the red shiny material is captured here: Mats 17 Mats 18 Mats 19

And this is so amazingly geometric. Love the sharp shoes: Mats 20

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Millesgården turned out to be an amazingly beautiful place. Idyllic. The nature. The views. A piece of heaven on earth. And the weather was so beautiful.

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Beautiful house across the street:

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And then I also went to Stockholm New in Thielska Galleriet (D), but I dont have pics from there. :(

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Monumental iconic fashion photography from legendary magazine Stockholm New juxtaposed with Thielska Galleriets world-famous collection of Nordic and international masterpieces from the previous turn of the century — Edvard Munch, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Anders Zorn, Eugène Jansson, Bruno Liljefors, Carl Larsson, August Strindberg, Carl Fredrik Hill, Ernst Josephson, Prins Eugen, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec, and many more…

The city is so beautiful!

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And what’s a trip without a bit of shopping? I found the perfect Cinderella shoes:

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Nom nom nom… strawberry white-chocolate frappino…shoes 3


One thought on “A day in Stockholm – 4 Fashion Exhibitions

  1. Your post and your personal trip experience is full of so lovely things – a great city, photography, fashion, pleasant words, beautiful smiles and true beauty :) Congratulations, dear!

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