First Nordic Fashion Biennale in Reykjavik

A symphony for the eye, nurture for the mind and inspiration for the future; The Nordic House in Iceland is proud to announce that it will be hosting the first Nordic Fashion Biennale from 19th March to 5th April 2009. Launching the event in Reykjavik is no coincidence since this year the focus will be on outstanding fashion and jewellery from the West-Nordic countries: Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.

This year’s main event is “In Front of Creativity”, a design exhibition portraying the cream of West-Nordic fashion selected by the curator Matthias Wagner K. His selection demonstrates nature’s influence on West-Nordic designers. This includes the choice of materials, colours and form.

Highlights at the Nordic Fashion Biennale include the Icelandic Design Days. Then the Nordic House will be filled with Icelandic fashion design, showrooms and parties.

Other events include The Fashion Conscience: A conference on sustainability in the fashion industry, seminar on future cooperation between West-Nordic fashion designers and inspiring talks from successful Nordic designers. In addition a photo exhibition will take place on Nordic Street Style at the Social-bar.

In Front of Creativity, Nordic Fashion Biennale in Reykjavik, is a forum for professionals, a cultural festival for city-dwellers and visitors – this is the place for inspiration and critical thinking.

The Nordic Fashion Biennale website is now open and will be updated regularly with media material as well as information about the event and speakers. Please visit us at:

For further information please contact Ilmur at