Display Dates: 25 April – 7 May 2017 | Ground Floor Gallery
‘Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design’ celebrates over 40 years of colourful design and unique expression by the Swedish designer and textile artist. Founded in 1976 by Gudrun and Björn Sjödén, the company’s distinctive printed clothes have taken Swedish colour and style to the world. Today, Gudrun Sjödén is widely recognised as a pioneer of sustainable fashion and the display highlights how environmental thinking is at the core of every collection.
Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design features treasures from the company archive including vintage designs, sketches, early catalogues and videos. The exhibition explores how Gudrun Sjödén’s characteristic clothing has developed over the years and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of a fashion business that has grown from a small, single-storey store to one of Sweden’s largest fashion exporters.
Part of the Festival of Textiles 2017.
‘Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design’ is accompanied by a programme of talks, events and workshops. The accompanying book ‘Gudrun Sjödén: My Portfolio’ is available for purchase from the Fashion and Textile Museum shop.
Images: © Gudrun Sjödén