2 January 2013 - Norwegian fashion

Although small in an international context, Norwegian fashion design does have some names that have attracted attention over the past forty years. The best-known is without doubt Per Spook, whose fairy-tale career also helped to blaze the trail for other Norwegian design successes, such as Helly Hansen and Moods of Norway.

NK 1835
NK 1836

In recent years new designers have emerged with the help of the Oslo Fashion Week, which started up in 2003. Two of these are Nina Skarra and Camilla Bruerberg, who have created the designs shown on the stamps.

Nina Skarra hit the headlines in autumn 2012 when, as the first Scandinavian designer, she was invited to show her collection during the New York Fashion Week, one of the biggest and most important fashion events in the world.
Here she was in distinguished company, with such giants as Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren. Showing your collection to the entire fashion world in New York opens many doors. Today Nina Skarra creations are to be found in fashion shops in London, Paris and New York, not to mention in the wardrobes of actress Angelina Jolie and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Nina Skarra studied at the University of Arts in London. She has given her designs an environmental profile, and she is collaborating with the UN on the development of sustainable textile production.

Camilla Bruerberg has achieved great recognition with her C/BRUERBERG line - designs for confident men, for men who are not afraid to be different, as she says herself. She uses a lot of wool and silk and has a preference for knitted garments, often loose-fitting and roomy. Nor is it unusual for her to let men show bare skin through transparent clothes. Camilla Bruenberg is a graduate of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has drawn a great deal of inspiration from working with Norwegian musicians like Morten Harket and the Røyksopp duo and cultural institutions such as Det Norske Teatret.


NK 1835-1836
Date of issue: 2 January 2013
Values and subjects:
Kr 15.00: Nina Skarra (ill. Esra Røise)
Kr 15.00: Camilla Bruerberg
Design: Kristin Granli
Method of printing: Offset
Printing house: Joh. Enschedé Security Print