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Nhu Duong

by Salka Hallström Bornold

Synthetic materials meet organic shapes in Nhu Duong's garments. In her work, the swedish-vietnamese designer wants to blur the lines between real and fake.

Fashion after fashion

by Emilia Engblad

After five years at Viktor & Rolf, Swedish designer Sara Alfhild Külper knows every nook and cranny of the fashion system. Here is her vision of the future.

The garden of God and evil

by Salka Hallström Bornold · illustrations: Johan Fowelin

The Venice Architecture Biennale is a dark mirror image of the horrific political situation in Europe. Even more so than curator Alejandro Aravena could have hoped for, suspects Salka Hallström Bornold.

Great expectations

Trash culture, body meditations and quiet politics – this year’s final exhibitions at Stockholm’s design schools were unusually introspective. Salka Hallström Bornold shot her favourites.

Fashion critical condition

by Göran Sundberg

Fashion’s rumoured death isn’t all that exaggerated. But now there’s a new norm critical guard that could revitalise a culture in danger of extinction.

Brave new world

illustrations: Märta Thisner

Thanks to identity politics, fashion’s old notions about beauty, ethnicity and gender are being challenged. Photographer Märta Thisner shows the way to a future without prejudice.

The Matrix

by Salka Hallström Bornold

A reorganisation is on the cards. Identity politics is polarising the debate and the old guard is resisting. Salka Hallström Bornold sorts out the exotic concepts that everyone is bickering about – and explains why it is, in fact, a portal to the future.

Staffan Holm

by Bo Madestrand · illustrations: Frans Hällqvist

As a kid he divided his time between karate classes and the family workshop. Today, Staffan Holm is most well-known for designing stools. Bo Madestrand meets up with a designer who is too busy to feel stressed.

Fashion’s new frontiers

by Bradley Quinn

The wardrobe of the future is wired. Bradley Quinn describes a future where consumers can communicate directly through their 3D-printed clothes.

Memorial architecture

by Salka Hallström Bornold

He broke through late, but has become one of our time’s leading architects. Salka Hallström Bornold meets Daniel Libeskind, who just designed a museum of Kurdish culture in Iraq.

Song of a beast

by Salka Hallström Bornold