In a series of short films shot at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm, British magazine Dazed & Confused captures the essence of three Swedish designers and their collections. This time it is young designer Erïk Bjerkesjö that is in focus.
During the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm, British magazine Dazed & Confused came to Sweden to seek out the most interesting designers. They discovered three collections that stood out in the schedule; Back by Ann-Sofie Back, AltewaiSaome, and Erïk Bjerkesjö.
In three short films, Dazed presents each of the designers through interviews and behind the scenes footage, capturing the essence of the designer and their collection. This time it is young designer Erïk Bjerkesjö that is in focus.
Hailing from the small Swedish island of Gotland, Erïk Bjerkesjö earned his master’s degree in Advanced Footwear Design at the well-reputed Italian fashion school Polimoda. He began his career by creating a line of exquisite and elegant shoes, entirely made by hand together with Tuscan craftsmen. Earlier this year he was selected as the winner of Pitti Immagine Uomo’s Who Is On Next, and in January he showed his first full menswear collection at Pittie Uomo. In August he made his second debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm, showing his much celebrated collection for SS14. Erïk Bjerkesjö’s talent lies in his ability to combine elegant and innovative design with a postmodern craftsmanship and a close attention to details.
– If you have new ideas and people are inspired by it, then you stay alive a little bit longer, Erïk says in the Dazed video.
Read a longer interview we did with Erïk Bjerkesjö here.