Sunday, June 21, 2009

What Happened to Helena Horstedt?


Since I´ve been in Stockholm, I've been checking in on all my favorite Swedish designers, and seeing what they've been up to. Helena Horstedt is one of the most talented young designers to arrive in the last few years, with a structural, almost origami-style approach to construction that looks like the leather and woven counterpart to Sandra Backlund's knits. Upon looking at her website though, I realized that she hadn't shown anything for the past two seasons, and was curious to inquire what was going on. Rumor has it (from my reliable Swedish fashion insider source) that Horstedt originally intended to take a season off to give birth to her child, which is normal if you pregnant designers. Unfortunately, it seems that she still hasn't returned, and probably has no intention to do so in the near future. Horstedt, who produced everything from her apartment on a made-to-order basis, never really designed her clothes with a mass market in mind, so her disappearance has added to her elusiveness. Here's hoping that she makes it back sometime soon.






-Tiffany

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10 comments:

jane said...

she's AMAZING! i really hope she starts designing again too:( ugh, i always find the greatest things AFTER they're done!!!! (i.e. arrested development, harry potter)

aandhblog said...

That second picture is perfection.

-Hannah

Queen Michelle said...

Yeah noticed she hadn't updated. Hope she comes back because it'd be such a waste having a talented designer out there not actually creating anything.

Jenna said...

i love her work! i love that hat in the first pic, i would be the happiest girl ever if i had something like that. i´m sooo envious of her talent haha :p

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pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

so brilliant , can't look away from those creations, they're amazing!!

Isabel said...

Wow - those designs are sort of reminiscent of Sandra Backlund (whom I looove). Thanks for posting this!

WendyB said...

Interesting work! I would love to try on that hat from the first photo.

Mcmaris said...

Wow, those first two ensembles are gorgeous, and totally wearable. I would def rock those.
Hope she makes a comeback!

Thérèsa said...

I hope she comes back with some updates soon cos this is just perfection

me melodia said...

These pieces are making my heart race.
Absolutely to die for!