It doesn’t happen very often that I stroll in Gamla Stan (the old town) with my mother, but last Saturday it did! We’d been told about a new gallery with an exhibition that we both were keen to see. Galleri Yamanashi is situated on Köpmantorget 10 in Gamla Stan and the work on show is clothes and lights by Issey Miakey, sculptural and foldable made in recycled plastic. It’s hard to believe that it is only plastic and it’s amazing how a flat folded square can become a stunningly sculpted skirt or top. I’d wear it anytime. The work is aerily and beautifully displayed.
We strolled around, visiting Fartygsmagasinet, Happy Stockholm and Ljunggrens papper. We had afternoon tea at Chaikana, beautifully situated tea house just by the German church. A lovely, if a little pricey, way to take tea!
Further away for me, the exhibition The Future of Fashion is Now is on at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. I’d love to visit that.