#Katja of Sweden Team

A Swedish version follows below.
Company like H&M and many designers team up with others to create unique collections. Katja of Sweden understood the value of teaming up already in 1949 when she designed her first collection in New York. The prints were designed  by Viola Gråsten, Göta Trägårdh, Astrid Sampe and Marimekko’s Maija Isola.
In the 70th, textil designer Hans Krondahl created prints for Katja, inspired by nature around his house in the south of Sweden. This co-operation last for almost five years. You can see some of Hans Krondahl’s prints on the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum or in the magazine Hus & Hem Retro April 2015. Most of the cloths were sold in the US and Europe but some of these beautiful designs are still owned by Swedish ladies. It is part of Swedish fashion history.
Source: Katja of Sweden biography by Katja Geiger and Lars Åhlander
https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/people/18046225
Hus & Hem Retro April 2015

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Print designer: Hans Krondahl for Katja of Sweden 1974.
Photo: Kerstin Maripuu.

Företag som H&M och andra designers samarbetar för att skapa unika kollektioner. Även Katja of Sweden förstod värdet av samarbete med framstående textilkonstnärer och hade förmågan att få fram vackra kollektioner av även avancerade mönster. Redan i sin första kollektion 1949 använde hon sig av signerade tyger från Viola Gråsten, Göta Trägårdh, Astrid Sampe och Marimekkos  grundare Maija Isola.  På 70-talet arbetades kollektioner fram av mönster från Hans Krondahl. Inspirationen för de unika mönstrena hämtades från naturen runt huset i södra Sverige. Samarbetet varade i nästan 5 år. Hans Krondahl räknas idag som en av de största textilkonstnärerna. Se några av hans mönster på Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum eller läs tidningen Hus & Hem Retro april 2015.
Många av Katjas kläder har försvunnit utomlands. Men en del finns i äldre svenska damers garderober. Det är ett kulturarv och början på det svenska modeundret.
Källor: Se ovan engelska versionen
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Sara Thorsson

My name is Sara. My interest in Katja of Sweden started with a passion in art and fashion. Katja of Sweden is part of Swedish fashion history and she was a great designer of international standard. Katja's life was like a saga, hence the name of the blog. Katja was the start of my journey to get inspired by people who stand out and create their own future and business. Good values, hard work and some luck has created good artists that inspire us all. Instagram Sagamodellen Facebook Sagamodellen (in Swedish)

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