Fabulous Katja of Sweden

Katja of Sweden. Photo by Sara Thorsson / Sagamodellen

Katja of Sweden made beautifully, timeless cloths with brave and colourful  prints and pattern. Above you see prints by textile artists Hans Krondahl to the left and Sven Fristedt to the right. It is hard to understand today what a pioneer she was in the Swedish fashion industry. She made great impact in the 50th, 60th and the 70th with her comfortable cloths and shoes, which in many ways has been forgotten about.

Katja of Sweden. Photo by Sara Thorsson / Sagamodellen

Her belief in the vision of making comfortable cloths for the modern woman made her successful in America. Hence she became one of Sweden’s most successful designer abroad and it is therefore hard to find exclusive dresses by her in Sweden today. The swedes woke up later in 1966 when she had her show in Paris. The coat and dresses below are from the Paris collection inspired by Russian cossack and Swedish curbits.

Katja of Sweden. Photo by Sara Thorsson / Sagamodellen

The cloths above can be seen at the Malmö Museer and Malmö Konstmuseum. Katja of Sweden had her production in the MMT industry in Malmö from 1954 to 1975.


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Sara Thorsson

My interest in Katja of Sweden started with a passion in art, vintage, retro, design 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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