Illustrations By Ellinor Forje
A few years ago someone, an enlightened one, thought of the brilliant idea of adding the fashion designs by some of Sweden's top designers, on a set of postage stamps. They were penned down, in colour, by illustrator Stina Wirsén. And did we like it? You can stamp that on a card, and post it!
These three, are my favourite pieces from the collection. The illustration in the middle is of a dress designed by Gunilla Pontén, called Bubblan. And the flamenco inspired number on top, is by Lars Wallin, just to mention the two.
I had the opportunity of interviewing Pontén at her home in Stockholm last winter. She's a remarkable lady, with a remarkable life, lived. It needs to be said that they sure don't make 'em like they use to. And yes, I'm still talking about the stamps.