I had been longing and preparing for Cajsa Von Zeipels solo exhibition at the Andrehn-Schiptjenko gallery for a long time. This was a extraordinary evening which I was sure of that I would never forget. I was nervous, it almost felt like I was going on a date, and I really wanted to make a good first impression. I wanted Cajsa Von Zeipel’s sculptures to like me. By Sara Litzén and photography by Petr Davydtchenko
Last weekend I packed my bags and took off to Brussels to visit Petr Davydtchenko’s first solo exhibition. Excited about going to the opening, I jumped on a plane and the two hours I spent on the flight felt like an entire lifetime. I was eagerly looking forward to seeing his site-specific installation, sculpture, video and photographic works, which deal with the civility of aesthetics, at the Harlan Levey Projects Gallery in Brussels. By Sara Litzén
I met up with three alluring ladies on a Thursday morning in Stockholm: fashion designer Anna-Sara Dåvik, and artists Cajsa von Zeipel and Anna Uddenberg – three self-employed women who are breathtaking and whom I truly admire. All three of them were a bit late, and arrived with shades covering their eyes. By Sara Litzén
Azzedine I Adore you! Alaia dress Me up! Only you! Photography by Joakim Rolandsson, fashion by Christopher Insulander. Click for details.
For this issue, we have discussed lost paradises and the possibilities in fashion for dreaming up new realities. While people are less likely in our era to imagine future utopias, and are rather more fascinated by the supposed realities of different dystopias, fashion is a landscape based on a never ceasing need for extraordinary imagery. The dialogue between identity and different places is a characteristic of these experiments with image flows, and a theme in our vision for the fall and winter months of the season of 2011 and 2012.
Artist Emily Sundblad performing with her band Energy. On the floor, Anna Uddenberg and Sara Litzen, at the Lars Bohman gallery, Stockholm.
There are many female designers who I look up to. As I see it, it is only an advantage being a woman and designing for other women. Women designers are considerably more practical than male designers. We have dressed ourselves since we were kids. We know what women need. Article by Sara Litzen.
Penelope used to be the name of the perfect wife who faithfully waited twenty years for the Greek hero Odysseus to return home from the war of Troy. But now it’s one of the most interesting and good-looking new bands out there. Interview by Sara Litzen and photography by Anders Berggren.
Photography and styling by Sara and Erik Litzen. Click for details.
One of the best dressed young women in Stockholm discusses what’s she’s wearing and why in a style questionnaire.