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It was a fascination of clothes as a visual language that hooked Elin Eng when she begun exploring the idea of fashion as a kid. A curiosity to how we enhance our identities, or perceived identities, through clothes made her continue the path to fashion. (Whatever fashion actually means?)
2011 she graduated from The Swedish School of Textiles with the award winning collection Infatuated by the holy quest of growth, with which she has appeared on several fashion weeks and in the exhibition Suitable Suits. Winning the Show up Fashion Awards (2011) encouraged her to establish a company under her own brand - Elin Eng (she dumped half of her name in doing so).
Without rushing, step by step Elin Eng is busy with the nitty-gritty of building a company - working in the borderland of art, design and production. In November 2012 Elin Eng became one of twelve candidates in the Rookies competition designed by the Swedish Fashion Council.
Added to her fashion design the company has also taken on a direction towards costume design, as Magnolia Agency is now representing her.
This and That
AWARDS2011 Show up Fashion Awards, Sweden
2011 Fashion scholar of the year, The Swedish Fashion Council, Sweden
2010 National winner of Triumph Inspiration Awards, Sweden
EXHIBITIONS2012 RUB IT IN, Yaki Da, Göteborg, Sweden
2012 RUB IT IN, Sportson Vasagatan, Göteborg, Sweden
2011 Suitable Suits, Galleri KG 52, Stockholm, Sweden
FEATURES2012 Känn ingen sorg, Mårlind & Stein, Acne Drama AB, Costume Assistant (Costume Designer Ulrika Sjölin)
2012 Sunes Sommar, Hannes Holm, Eyeworks AB, 1st Costume Assistant (Costume Designer Anna Hagert)
2011 Lycka till och ta hand om varandra, Jens Sjögren, Acne Drama AB, Costume Assistant (Costume Designer Ulrika Sjölin)
2011 Som en Zorro, Linda-Maria Birbeck, Mint AB, Costume Assistant (Costume Designer Maja Gunn)
2011 Bredbandsbolaget, Oskar Bård, Hobby Film, Dressmaker and Costume Assistant (Costume Design Ulrika Sjölin)
STAGE2009 Kalevala, Västanå Teater, Dressmaker (Costume Design Inger Stinnerbom)
2008 Bannlyst, Västanå Teater, Dressmaker (Costume Design Inger Stinnerbom)
2007 En Herrgårdssägen, Västanå Teater, Dressmaker (Costume Design Inger Stinnerbom)
INTERNSHIPS2010 Andrea Crews, Studio manager/dressmaker/researcher (Designer and Artist in residence Maroussia Rebecq), Paris, France
2009 Miss Landmine Cambodia, Assistant and research (Artist Morten Traavik), P P, Cambodia