Fashion in Motion: Fredrik Tjærandsen

Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion shows at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. Central Saint Martins graduate Fredrik Tjærandsen showcased highlights from his incredible Moments of Clarity presentation, featuring garments made from spectacular rubber 'bubbles'.

Fredrik Tjærandsen is a visual artist and designer from Bodø, Norway. He studied Fashion at Central Saint Martins, graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) in May 2019 having been awarded a Les Visionnaire scholarship. While studying he worked at top design houses Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga in Paris.

His Fashion in Motion event will build upon his Moments of Clarity showcase, with his otherworldly ‘bubbles’ in movement within the grand expanse of the V&A's Raphael Gallery.

Tjærandsen describes his work as a process of "experimental practice that explores the indefinable moment of human self-awareness". The cleverly-conceived construction of his garments allows them to encase the wearer in an impermeable but soft cocoon that becomes transparent when inflated. Every element of Tjærandsen’s designs is connected and pieces are made with as few seams as possible. Although he won the L’Oreal Professionnel Young Talent Award 2019 for fashion, there was not a single stitch used in the construction.

Made entirely from biodegradable natural rubber latex sourced sustainably and responsibly from growers in Sri Lanka, his garments support a small-scale industry which prevents deforestation by enabling local communities to make a living from the forests.

Tjærandsen said about the show:

The V&A is a place of imagination – their objects full of history and memory, the dedication to design, it inspires me. This knowledge which is explored through meaningful design is something that my work is deeply concerned with, the building is bursting with thoughts and feelings in works that span across endless eras, it’s infinitely uplifting and I am very excited to show here in the Gallery and present my work to a wider audience.

Fredrik Tjærandsen

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