In the News: Does “Game of Thrones” Wardrobe Have Some Swedish Influence?August 11, 2017
Not quite, but according to Esquire, some of the Night Watch characters on “Game of Thrones” are wearing rugs from IKEA. While the rugs come from the international store, the end product is the result of a DIY process (and you know we love a good IKEA DIY). GOT costume designer Michele Clapton told Esquire, “We cut and then we shave [the rugs], add straps and then breakdown with dye or sandpaper to make them look aged.”
Also in the news…
Andre 3000 partners with Swedish Brand for Fall Campaign
“Hey Ya!” is what we have to say about Swedish brand Tretorn’s Fall 2017 Campaign featuring André 3000, along with a number of artists from around the world.
The campaign is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the classic Tretorn Nylite and includes an updated version of the sneaker and several new styles. Culture magazine Highsnobiety shares some of the looks modeled by André 3000.
Vogue’s Guide to Skåne
Vogue encouraged its readers to visit Sweden’s most southern county for its “organic farms, lush hills and fields full of blooming flowers” among many more reasons. The article covers everything from where to eat and sleep to happening night clubs and things to do in Skåne and surrounding cities.
Visit Sweden and Meet the Locals
The West Sweden Tourist Board launched a new program that pairs visitors with locals to show them around called “Meet the Locals.” Condé Nast Traveler tells of tourists who participate in the program can join locals during their regular daily routine, like morning jogs and shopping or bar hopping and seeing local bands. Like wine and fine dining? The program will pair you with local “foodies” who will show you the best hole-in-the-wall places and shops to visit.
Chicago’s Historic Swedish Community Will Be the Basis of a New Drama Series
Swedish producer Nice Drama is working on a new series called “Andersonville,” according to Variety. The drama series will be set in 1910 and follows a Swedish family who migrates to a Chicago neighborhood (Andersonville) that still strongly holds onto its Swedish roots today.