Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Moods of Norway
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a new shop opened in Bergen, and I said I will tell you more about it later. Now is later, so let's go.
Moods of Norway is a Norwegian fashion brand with lots of colors and humor. I love their concept! The brand opened a new flagship store on Torgallmenningen in the city centre of Bergen on November 28th. The local newspaper reported about heaps of waffels and cocktails at the opening. There was also accordion player present. The shop has a golden tractor, a chandelier made of Norgesglass, Norwegian handicraft and a whole wall of wood (bottom photos, by Marita Aarekol for BT). The shop is very well designed, and you should stop by when you get a chance. In the meantime you can take a look at their Moods of Norway.
Here's the Moods story:
History and escalators
Moods of Norway started in Honolulu, Hawaii as an after party idea between the two designers Simen Staalnacke and Peder Børresen. After finishing their studies in Australia and Hawaii, a night of sizzling cocktails resulted in the concept, Moods of Norway. When returning to the country known for polar bears and expensive gasoline, the duo drew their lines for the coming collections. The brand has it’s headquarters and showroom in the town of Stryn (population 5750), a place known for glaciers, salmon fishing and one newly opened escalator.
Dance like there is no tomorrow
Little Moods of Norway has been doing the hibbedy-dibbedy on the international fashion dance floor for barely 4 years now, the philosophy is still the same even though the Norwegian oil price are as flexible as an Bulgarian gymnast after 14 tequila shots. Our main goal, besides making our grandma happy, is to make happy cloths for happy people around the world. As if this golden minute, Moods of Norway is represented at the most polished shops and by the finest agents in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Jamaica, Japan, China and USA, among others.