I just want to go back to Finland’s Independence Day reception that was two weeks back and shortly take a look at the Nobel banquet celebrated in Stockholm last week via evening dress illustrations I made this week.
I draw the illustrations already on Monday but haven’t managed to write a post here. I have already talked about Independence day reception here and here and here, and I’m not sure if it’s a bit late to write about the dresses now but I just want to take a quick look. I decided to draw a few of the looks. I also picked up two from the Nobel banquet.
Beautiful look year after year. This year wearing a white evening gown with golden details.
Design by Teemu Muurimäki
Such an amazing dress and beautiful fabric. I’m just wondering how useful a long tail is in a crowded palace?
That bright yellow suits her so beautifully. I was happy to see bright colours at the palace this year.
Design by Anne-Mari Pahkala
More bright colours by Sara Kokko and her red evening gown.
Design by Anna Lindh
was wearing an evening gown made by recycled Pure Waste’s post waste fabric. 20% of the material is from consumers previously worn clothes, 40% textile industry surplus and 40% recycled polyester from PET-bottles. Dress by Paula Malleus.
The First Lady of Finland showing a great example of how the same dress can be worn twice even in the same party, in a different year though. The dress was modified from the dress Haukio used for the first time at Independence Day reception in 2015.
Design by Sari Nordström and made by Karina Vainio
In addition to these dresses, there were several beautiful dresses at the presidential reception this year. I was happy to see colours and recycled materials in dresses as well as recycled dresses.
In the Nobel banquet, young designers got to show their talent.
Wearing a beautiful blue dress, designed by Emelie Janrell who was appointed as “Årets nykomling”, newcomer of the year, in Swedish ELLE-gala in 2018.
Her dress was made of paper fabric by two students from the University of Borås, the Swedish School of Textiles: William Wahlström och Filippa Svensson. The dress can be composted and black colour describes the destruction of nature, climate change. Black colour can be interpreted as an oil spill or pollution.