From Lars Wallin’s show at Mode Live in Malmö. Photo by Sara Thorsson.
Katja of Sweden wanted to create cloths for women to feel comfortable in. She was inspired by the new design of Scandinavian furnitures. She felt that new type of cloths needed to be designed for the modern woman that wanted to be able to sit in those beautiful new Bruuno Mathsson chairs. This was in the 1940th. Haute couture was not for her.
Today, Lars Wallin is Sweden’s best designer in haute couture, the Prince of Glamour. In the contrast to Katja of Sweden, Lars Wallin wants to show glamour and timeless cloths. While Katja almost wanted to liberate women, Lars wants to make her feel beautiful. He creates the dress for a specific woman by trying to understand who she is, but also to surprise her without making her feel like she is going to a masquerade. At Mode Live beautiful dresses were shown from his latest Fashion Week in Hong Kong and his new collection Summer 2016. He has not only made dresses for royalties but also to celebrities. There will be an exhibition in Malmö probably in the end of 2016. I am looking forward to see more.
From Lars Wallin’s show at Mode Live in Malmö. Photo by Sara Thorsson