The New Folk Costume

Temporary workplace for Magdalena Klasnja and Ulrika Gunnarsdotter.
17-24:th of October 2008 at Bim Café, Karlbergsvägen 43, Stockholm.

The New Folk Costume
Project description

In the collaborative project “The New Folk Costume” costume designer
Magdalena Klasnja (Belgrade) and artist Ulrika Gunnarsdotter
(Stockholm) will produce three fashion outfits together. The models,
people from the former Republic of Yugoslavia who are now Swedish
citizens, are themselves the main source of reference for these
outfits. Their individual stories and history will function as a
starting point, or guide, from which individual garments will be made,
investigating concepts of old and new identity, combined with feelings
connected to these. Based on this, each of the two artists will choose
a colour to work with during a period of seven days. The process and
outcome will be documented through a fashion shoot with the models
outdoors, and put in a book that will be launched in 2009.

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