A Colorful Fashion Week in the Norwegian Capital

Clockwise from top left: Bjørn Bjorg, Fam Irvoll, Leila Hafzi, TSH, Ull & Groos and Flinga. All images courtesy of OFW.

A colorful Oslo Fashion Week (OFW) kicked off on August 10. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who was named the “Fashion Ambassador” of  2009, was one of the 1400 who attended the official opening at Oslo Congress Center on August 11.

This is the 12th time OFW is held, since it was first established by Pål Vasbotten in 2004. OFW is the only arena in Norway, where the Norwegian fashion elite comes to view the newest and hottest trends of Norwegian design and fashion. OFW takes place twice a year; once in February and once in August.

Since the first show, over 400 collections and 100 designers and brand names have been introduced.

The designers who showed at Oslo Fashion Week 2009 were: Armando SantosBatlak og Selvig, Epilogue, Fam IrvollFlinga ClothingLeila Hafzi, Mfeng, Moga, Moods of NorwayPikeneTinaH, TSH, Vips Organized ChaosBjørn Borg and Ulland & Groos

For more information visit: Oslofashionweek.com

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