Fashion as art is a thought that I like. On Monday Feburary the 16th, Ásdís Jóelsdóttir lector came in class and went over the history of fashion and design in Iceland. It was an interesting lecture and opened on many thoughts about how fashion is connected to politics and economics of the whole world.
By the end of the lecture she mentioned how Icelandic clothing design is used nowadays to represent Iceland and Icelandic design and art. Ásdís connected this to the fact that it is easier to travel with clothes than with a painting. Fashion is now shown in museums like other design and art. Hönnunarmiðstöð Íslands (Icelandic Design Centre) is a centre that helps Icelandic designers to get into foreign markets.
If you click here and select “Fatahönnun / Textílhönnun” you can see the various Icelandic fashion designers that Hönnunarmiðstöð is promoting. Since they are helping fashion designers as well as other artists and designers it is obvious that they have faith in Icelandic fashion design becoming an international sales product.