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Above: Beckmans Hommage collections 1. Kevin Nilsson/ 2. Asli Cömert/ 3. Desirée Bjurinder Fritzon/ 4. Gabriella Danerlöv/ 5. Samuel Westerberg/ 6. Teodor Warpe 

BA fashion students from Beckmans College of Design have created a collection that draws inspiration from fashion history.

The group of twelve students were tasked with creating future-facing garments that reinterpret six iconic fashion pieces from the past. The project, titled Beckmans Hommage was presented at Stockholm Fashion Week AW22 and featured re-imaginings of work by Augusta Lundin, Biba, Claude Montana and Beckmans’ alumni Gunilla Pontén, Sighsten Herrgård and Ann-Sofie Back.

Creating collections inspired by Biba were Asli Cömert and Desirée Bjurinder Fritzon. Asli Cömert's collection is influenced by the young girls of the 60s who fawned over Biba's collections, takes the swinging 60s aesthetic and giving it a tougher, sexier edge. Fritzon also focuses on the young girls of the 60s but follows them as they progress through life and experience social and political liberation.

Thomas-Wieser-and-Alice-Svensson-Brostedt-and--Saveja-Sevéra-Awzel Thomas Wieser/ Alice Svensson Brostedt/ Saveja Sevéra Awzel



Gabriella Danerlöv, Thomas Wieser and Alice Svensson Brostedt created collections inspired by the first ever Swedish fashion designer Augusta Lundin. Danerlöv's collection imagines the debutante of the 19th century who would typically wear Lundin's clothes, and places her in a modern world of social media. Wieser looks at how the ballgowns created by Lundin can be adapted to menswear and Brostedt created a collection with a focus on sustainability, using deadstock material and hand-woven textiles that nod to the craftsmanship of Lundin's work.

Isabelle Sjöman / Hilda Landström Ferm/ Maya Sundholm Isabelle Sjöman / Hilda Landström Ferm/ Maya Sundholm



Finnish-born Swedish fashion designer Sighsten Herrgård's work is reinterpreted by Kevin Nilsson who puts a sportswear twist on the classic designs. Meanwhie, Isabelle Sjöman takes the traditional Herrgård silhouettes and adds extra tailoring. Pontén's collections were the starting point for  Saveja Sevéra Awzel and Claude Montana was the designer assigned to Hilda Landström Ferm and Maya Sundholm.

Samuel Westerberg and Teodor Warpe were tasked with creating collections that nod to the work of 1996 Beckmans graduate, BACK. Westerberg channels the spirit of BACK through a collection that explores voyeurism while Warpe combines fetish aesthetics with sustainable ethics.

Visit the Beckmans Hommage website to learn more about all of the collections.

Image credits: Art Direction by Alva Nylander, Clémentine Berglund, Hedvig Moberg, Leonard Ekenberg, Linnéa Jacobson and Selvi Albayrak, final-year students at the BA programme Visual Communication. Photography: Linnéa Jacobson

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Above: Beckmans Hommage collections 1. Kevin Nilsson/ 2. Asli Cömert/ 3. Desirée Bjurinder Fritzon/ 4. Gabriella Danerlöv/ 5. Samuel Westerberg/ 6. Teodor Warpe 

BA fashion students from Beckmans College of Design have created a collection that draws inspiration from fashion history.

The group of twelve students were tasked with creating future-facing garments that reinterpret six iconic fashion pieces from the past. The project, titled Beckmans Hommage was presented at Stockholm Fashion Week AW22 and featured re-imaginings of work by Augusta Lundin, Biba, Claude Montana and Beckmans’ alumni Gunilla Pontén, Sighsten Herrgård and Ann-Sofie Back.

Creating collections inspired by Biba were Asli Cömert and Desirée Bjurinder Fritzon. Asli Cömert's collection is influenced by the young girls of the 60s who fawned over Biba's collections, takes the swinging 60s aesthetic and giving it a tougher, sexier edge. Fritzon also focuses on the young girls of the 60s but follows them as they progress through life and experience social and political liberation.

Thomas-Wieser-and-Alice-Svensson-Brostedt-and--Saveja-Sevéra-Awzel Thomas Wieser/ Alice Svensson Brostedt/ Saveja Sevéra Awzel



Gabriella Danerlöv, Thomas Wieser and Alice Svensson Brostedt created collections inspired by the first ever Swedish fashion designer Augusta Lundin. Danerlöv's collection imagines the debutante of the 19th century who would typically wear Lundin's clothes, and places her in a modern world of social media. Wieser looks at how the ballgowns created by Lundin can be adapted to menswear and Brostedt created a collection with a focus on sustainability, using deadstock material and hand-woven textiles that nod to the craftsmanship of Lundin's work.

Isabelle Sjöman / Hilda Landström Ferm/ Maya Sundholm Isabelle Sjöman / Hilda Landström Ferm/ Maya Sundholm



Finnish-born Swedish fashion designer Sighsten Herrgård's work is reinterpreted by Kevin Nilsson who puts a sportswear twist on the classic designs. Meanwhie, Isabelle Sjöman takes the traditional Herrgård silhouettes and adds extra tailoring. Pontén's collections were the starting point for  Saveja Sevéra Awzel and Claude Montana was the designer assigned to Hilda Landström Ferm and Maya Sundholm.

Samuel Westerberg and Teodor Warpe were tasked with creating collections that nod to the work of 1996 Beckmans graduate, BACK. Westerberg channels the spirit of BACK through a collection that explores voyeurism while Warpe combines fetish aesthetics with sustainable ethics.

Visit the Beckmans Hommage website to learn more about all of the collections.

Image credits: Art Direction by Alva Nylander, Clémentine Berglund, Hedvig Moberg, Leonard Ekenberg, Linnéa Jacobson and Selvi Albayrak, final-year students at the BA programme Visual Communication. Photography: Linnéa Jacobson

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