As part of Berlin Fashion Week, Bikini Berlin will be presenting contemporary fashion from the Nordic countries between 28th June and 2nd July 2016.
15 exciting designers, curated by Bikini Berlin and the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, will be showcasing and selling their collections, with each of them bringing their unique national flair to our concept shopping mall.
Participating in the event are designers from Iceland, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden.
The official opening event in the presence of the Nordic designers and ambassadors is taking place on 28th June at 7:00 pm.
May we introduce you the participating designers:
Helga Lilja knows what wanderlust feels like. Her aesthetic seems to come from a hungry heart that wants to travel the world but is rooted tightly in Iceland. The island’s unique flora and fauna are represented in the clothes by Helicopter which make for perfect travel companions into tropical settings.
"We prize the planet,” says Heiðrún Ósk Sigfúsdóttir, founder of Dimmblá. Thus, her label is made only from ethically sourced materials. Dimmblá means ‘blue’ in Icelandic, and the collections, for which Sigfúsdóttir works with different designers and photographers, are often inspired by the many shades of blue the Icelandic nature provides: Waterfalls, glaciers and northern lights.
When buying Ti Mo, a good conscience is included in the price: “We care about the animals giving us silk, wool and cotton, the farmers harvesting our raw materials, the employees at the factories making our garments and the people printing our fabrics.” Norwegian designer Tine Mollatt gets inspired by vintage fashion and creates truthful designs for women with a love for quality.
Some people accompany you through life, others you will only share a short hike with, but they might influence you forever. The w/ in the Norwegian brand’s name represents this Philosophy. Haik’s collections feature collaborations with designers, artists and photographers and each season the circle is expanded: Backpacks, Bandanas, T-Shirts and men’s as well as women’s wear.
Since its foundation in 1997, the brand Cathrine Hammel has been synonymous with Scandinavian minimalism. The Oslo-based brand’s creations are sophisticated yet feminine. Hammel is especially renowned for her knits, which connect the traditional with the contemporary.
Made in Finland and Estonia, the clothes by Liisa Riski truly transport the Scandinavian spirit with a twist. Clean cut, but with whimsical prints, her collections combine safari dresses with reindeers and palm trees.
Hanna Riiheläinen and Emilia Hernesniemi are the designers behind the label R/H. Their aesthetics: Scandinavian femininity meets street wear. Cool, nonchalant and sophisticated.
The Look: geometric shapes, simple patterns and lots and lots of black. Mirkka Metsolas eponymous label is now based in Berlin, although the Finnish designer founded it in Helsinki 2009.
‘Nordic by Heart’ – Selected Femme is a wholeheartedly Scandinavian brand, founded in 2008. Since then it has been spreading the clean cool of Nordic women to the world successfully - season after season.
The Selected Homme customer wants a confident and individualistic aesthetic that befits his character. The Scandinavian brand’s clean designs emphasize these traits while lending a look of classic understatement.
Brederbro, 1963: Karl and Birte Toosbuy and their 5-year-old daughter, Hanni, rent a small house and an empty factory in the Danish town just north oft he German border. Here, they want to build the best shoe company in the world. Fast forward to 2016: Shoes in Ecco quality and craftsmanship are sold in more than 14.000 selling points world wide. Mission accomplished.
Ewa Iwalla, designer of the label Ewa i Walla, mixes a fairytale cocktail of past, present and future in her collections. Innovative details meet quality materials and romantic designs. This is what it looks like when the traditional life of old Swedish farm culture, haute couture and intricate details are combined.
The vision of a perfect shoe is what drives the designers behind Vagabond since the beginnings oft he Label. The swedish shoe brand with flagship stores in Stockholm, Helsinki, Warsaw, Berlin, Cologne and Copenhagen represents a minimalist approach to modern shoes with moderate prices.
The brand J.Lindeberg was founded by Johan Lindeberg in Stockholm in 1996. He wanted to cater to modern and aware customers. Today, J.Lindeberg not only stands for quality clothes for outdoors and ski wear, but also for chic ready-to-wear, bridging fashion and function.
Iceland: If you can make it through the winter here, you can make it anywhere.
What helps is Cintamani’s high quality outdoor clothing that withstands Icelandic weather conditions. It incorporates highly functional fabrics with modern fit. The outcome is just as appropriate in the highlands as it is in the city centre. Stylish and functional at the same time.