A visit to... Gudrun Sjoden, London
I try and take as many Instagram shots
as I can when I'm out and about-whether it's for work or trips with the kids.
Today's Instagram story features a visit to London store Gudrun Sjoden.
When I was last in London for a few press shows,
I popped into the brand new store of cult Swedish designer
Gudrun Sjoden in Monmouth Street. Opened in March of this year,
Gudrun's shop is in complete contrast to many
of our ideas of clean, simple, monotone Scandinavian design.
The store is truly reminiscent of the classic Swedish look,
awash with bold and bright florals and graphics,
with a distinct folklore feel throughout the
fashion and home textiles departments.
The company was established in 1976
and works to a strong environmental ethos.
Eco-jersey from Greece, strict rules on the use of chemicals,
reduced plastic and packaging and shipping by sea rather than air
all contribute to a conscious move towards
greener production. Involved in world-wide eco projects,
Gudrun sees the company as a producer
'hard wearing clothes in timeless designs that can be worn until they wear out.'
The store merchandising is as inspiring as
the designs themselves, with cameo sets dressed with
vintage accessories and Scandinavian furniture.
Great care and attention has been paid to the styling and finer details,
so whether the bold designs are for you or not,
it's certainly worth a look when you're next in town.
Visit the shop at 65-67 Monmouth Street, London WC2H.
Tel: 0207 240 2211
Gudrun at work producing beautiful textile designs in her studio
A few pages from the home catalogue.
Creative store merchandising.
Framed textile designs, swatches and fashion sketches adorn the walls.