Emma Lundgren is a Textile designer from Sweden. Her earliest memories were of her grandparents in the countryside, teaching her to knit, embroider and crochet to keep her pacified. After spending time in in Sydney, Dublin and Seattle, she moved back to Sweden in 2004 to study at Beckmans School of Design and work at BAS Brand Identity. Whilst she gained a lot of experience and learned the technical side of the industry, she realised her real love was textile design where she could express herself through colour, materials and shapes. This insight lead Emma to Central Saint Martins in London, where she graduated with a BA Textile design with first class honours. During this time she gained experience in various commercial textile and print projects including projects for H&M and John Galliano. Straight after graduation Emma started work at Nokia as a Colour and Material designer for their ‘fashion’ phone series. She has exhibited at the New Designers, Young Guns, London Design Week with Nissan Car, ‘The power of fashion’ at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm and are currently exhibiting at Rackstad Museum in Sweden. Emma’s work has been featured in Dazed and Confused, Form, D-magazine and Tokion. She is a past winner of the Treschow Scholarship and currently sits on their jury. In 2010 Emma won on the Embroider Guilt Scholarship and featured as one of 2010’s up and coming fashion designers by Swedish Elle Magazine. During her MA in Textile Design at Royal College of Art she has had opportunities of growing and collaborating with other design fields and hone in on her particular type of reconfigured folklore aesthetic. Emmas playfulness and combination of handcraft and digital technics creates an aesthetic with unexpected materials. She can also been seen and heard in the lectures she does on various occasions discussing and presenting her witty Scandinavian style.

Selvedge

May/June 2011
www.exacteditions.com

Narbild

March 2011

Dazed and Confused Magazine

May 2010
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Personae Magazine

June 2010
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Aplace

Spring/Summer 2010
Fashion Store & Magazine
Stockholm

Nordiska Museet

Spring 2010
Power of Fashion Exhibit

SVID

Stiftelsen Svensk Industridesign
November 2009
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Embroidery Magazine

April 2010
Embroiderers’ Guild

Canary Wharf
Focus Magazine

October 2008

Kismet Magazine

7th Issue 2010

Elle Magazine

November 2010

Plus Eighty One

The Pattern Graphics Issue

Swarovski Gems

September 2008

Tokion Magazine

October 2009

Emma Lundgren

me@emmalundgren.com
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Samilight

 
Drawing inspiration from three unique icons in my Scandinavian heritage, my collection is influenced by and derived from traditional Sami costume decoration, the changeable colour sweep-effects of the Northern Lights and the futuristic Esrange Space centre in the Sami historical territory of Lapland. Blocks of graphic pattern from the costume decoration have been re-drawn, re-matched and placed together with contrasting colours inspired by the natural random eruptions of the Northern Lights. They have been fused with the futuristic aesthetic influenced by the Esrange Space centre to create a sportive.

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UNG Magazine

 

UNG is what the name suggests; young visions, young perspectives and young ideas – created by emerging designers. UNG allows the talent of tomorrow to grant us a glimpse into the future of fashion.

Realization & Styling: Karin Öström & Linda Öström
Fotograf: Daniel Lundkvist
Hår: Daniel/Toni&Guy
Make-up: Elin Broberg
Modell: Elsa/Stockholmsgruppen

 

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Emma Lundgren<br />for Tokion Magazine Emma Lundgren<br />for Tokion Magazine

Emma Lundgren
for Tokion Magazine

 

Swedish designer Emma Lundgren invites you to blend past and future by constructing a future folklore hat for Tokion Magazine Reincarnation Issue 2009. Mixing old tablecloths and shiny boat materials, reassembling them together like a puzzle. By combining classic Scandinavian design symbols with East London club-culture vibe, Lundgren updates folklore fashion with her signature ‘more is more’ style.

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The Believers

The Believers

 

A creative project founded by La Fortuna Studio in collaboration with emerging designers who are defining the sustainable future of avant-garde fashion, luxury and craftsmanship.

“Summer Solstice”
Protect your head and save our planet with a Midsummer-wreath made of recycled jars with seasonal flowers preserved inside them.

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Gubbhyllan Gubbhyllan Gubbhyllan

Gubbhyllan

 

Design based on the preserved village townhouses in the Swedish Museum “Skansen.”

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Fixed Fashion Fixed Fashion Fixed Fashion Fixed Fashion Fixed Fashion

Fixed Fashion

 

An interpretation of the lifestyle and fashion of London fixed gear bikers. It responds to their desire to express their personality through embellishment and decoration.

Through my exploration into this sub-culture, I became fascinated by the way fixed gear cyclists represent their lifestyles and personalities. Function and fashion come together to form identity ” coloured bicycle components and details are carefully picked to match their clothing and character. My challenge was to build a fashion concept the same way they build their bikes.

I’ve created new ornamentation for the young at heart. They’re wearable, fun, art pieces with a functional twist appealing to the contemporary people with a desire to express themselves.

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Colour Editorial Colour Editorial Colour Editorial Colour Editorial

Colour Editorial

 

Colour exploration and narrative.

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Matzuka Matzuka

Matzuka

 

Design theme for exhibition at London Design Week 2010

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Emma Lundgren
for Dazed and Confused

 

“Emma Lundgren isn’t afraid to shirk away from educating herself as she is about to embark on an MA Textile Design course at the RCA having already studied at Central Saint Martins and Beckman’s School of Design in Stockholm. Despite gaining experience in various commercial textile and print projects as well as winning a few awards along the way, this designer is still keen to learn and hone in on her particular type of reconfigured folkloric aesthetic.”

See interview

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Future Folklore

Future Folklore is a hand-crafted folklore collection for the future, by combining time-honoured Swedish tradition, with contemporary East London flavour. I appropriate classic Scandinavian design symbols and motifs such as lego, cross-stitch and dalahorses. I redesign them by mixing old wall hangings and tablecloths with shiny plastic materials, strong colours and oversized accessories, so the feeling of past and future works together. My challenge has been to build up different layers allowing people to add, subtract, mix and match the different pieces according to their own personal taste. ‘More is More’- it is a game between old and new the customary and the extraordinary. It is a new generation fashion puzzle!

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Flamenco Flamenco

Flamenco

 

Bright colours in general are something that usually do not occur in eco- design, and overall people have an idea of eco-design to be muddy, dull and colourless. I wanted to prove the opposite, with a playful, strong confident collection in optimistic recycling theme, where all prints are printed on recycled scarfs. Strong colours that radiate confidents and optimist and suits the fashion-forward consumers that is brave in choice of composition and colours, in a new traditional way.

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Future Folklore Print

Mixing time-honoured Swedish tradition, with contemporary East London flavour, I appropriate classic Scandinavian design symbols and motifs such as lego, cross-stitch and dalahorses. I redesign them so the feeling of past and future works together in a playful design for the young at heart with a passion for tradition.

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Type Type Type

Type

 

Typography integrated into fashion.

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Camouflage

 

Inspired by the way animals use colour to camouflage themselves in nature.

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Samilight
UNG Magazine
Emma Lundgren<br />for Tokion Magazine
The Believers
Gubbhyllan
Fixed Fashion
Colour Editorial
Matzuka
Emma Lundgren<br />for Dazed and Confused
Future Folklore
Flamenco
Future Folklore Print
Type
Camouflage