Borås – Where Fashion is Happening
It all started during the last two centuries where many wealthy peasants came to Borås for the trading of textile products, making this vibrant textile city one of Sweden’s fastest growing cities in the middle of the 20th century. The textile legacy remains today, most notably for textile innovations. In Borås, Fashion also integrates with Street Art. Over 300 new students in The Swedish School of Textiles, including myself, was part of the NoLimit Street Art in Borås, the first street art curated in Sweden, along with many renowned graffiti artists. The goal was to create an outfit per group using only secondhand garments within a certain time, precisely like Project Runway. I have no prior design/textiles knowledge but it was such a great pleasure to work with students from a diversity of backgrounds to create the outfit from scratch – sketching, sewing, marketing, photoshoot, blogging etc. The final collection was presented during the runway show and it was also part of the art installation for NoLimt. It was a really long but truly satisfying day. Check out behind the scenes photos and clips of the runway here. A toast to Street Art and Upcycling Fashion!