The Nordic Fashion Biennale, hosted by the Nordic Heritage Museum, will open September 30 in Ballard. The Biennale is an international celebration of Nordic culture, fashion, and design, and will remain open until November 13.
According to their website, international designers will lead a two-day fashion and design summit (September 30 – October 1), and 12 young US designers will be competing for a trip to Iceland’s Fashion Week and the possibility of winning both a juried and a “People’s Choice” award for their original Nordic-inspired fashion designs.
From the Nordic Heritage Museum:
Day one on September 30 will include a series of presentations covering, among other topics, forecasting fashion trends, slow fashion, ethics of fashion, and how to build a brand. The day will conclude with a screening of “Rabbit Hole,” Icelandic designer Mundi’s first foray into film which premiered at Paris Fashion Week 2010.
Day two on October 1 will focus on the business of fashion, highlighting the personal journeys of success from some of fashion’s most respected experts including Pauline Brown, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Áslaug Magnúsdottir and Yvan Mispelaere. The day will conclude with a thrilling performance by the mesmerizing Henrik Vibskov.