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Fall/Winter 2019

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  • Fall/Winter 2019 - Menswear

    Swedish Grace; Artistic movement, encompassing architecture, design and craft that emerged in the 1920’s. Also known as Nordic Classism. A short but intensely creative period that coincided with Sweden’s transition into a modern, industrialized nation. The style was a clear break from the national romantic and jugend styles that predated it. Taking inspiration from classical antiquity, with clean lines, restrained proportions and spare, considered surface decoration, the style can be seen as a bridge to the radically modern style of functionalism.

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  • Simon Gate and Edward Hald — The Art Glass

    In the glass forge of Orrefors located in the forest of south Småland, Sweden, Simon Gate and Edward Hald blew life into the glass in a way that was beyond craftsmanship at the beginning of the 1920s. Simon Gate and Edward Hald were the modernizers of the glass art form. The glass was treated as a modern canvas where everything seemed to be possible: the classic shapes, the nuanced expressions of abstractionism and contemporary scenes.

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