It’s also a garment charged with emotions and expectations.
The swimsuit brings to life dear memories of childhood and long dreamy days at sea, of sand on sun-kissed skin and the bliss of an endless summer. Patti Smith has been truly brave and is very inspiring in many ways, she received the Polar Music Prize a few years ago and her emotional openness was fantastic. Inspired and slightly overexcited as we just opened our Pop Upstore and I'm finishing my design for summer 2016. You´ll never regret the things you did, only the things you you did not do. In every Icelandic town you have at least one swimming pool with natural geothermal water.
They are comfortably lost in Space - although on their own terms. Ragna Froda Acqua Alta is the italian word for the “High water”, phenomenon that occurs in the city of Venice.
This project is conceived from the idea of enhancing a cultural and historical heritage that belongs to us: the city of Venice.
It also carries the greatest hopes for the perfect holiday. All the women who dare to take the fight with pompous men and also the consequences of it in our supposively equal society ( Sweden ). Outdoor swimming is a daily sport and it does not matter if you have rain, snowstorm or frost - Icelanders go to their swimming pools.
Yet as every woman knows, the swimsuit also evokes a range of issues concerning the body. There people socialize, do their exercise, meditate and relax.
Sometimes people gather in an isolated place in the countryside where there is a pool and float together.
One of the upcoming pop up float events is a floating concert at the oldest and biggest indoor swimming pool in Reykjavik.
Muscles relax, blood pressure drops and the heart lower its pace. This creates a meditative state and the mind calms down.
Like many Icelanders, a big part of Unnur´s life is in water as she goes to the swimming pool daily.
As a child, I would walk over beaches and through fields and forests to collect beautiful shells, shimmering stones, feathers and funnily shaped branches.