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.
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.
Since 1996, her swimwear line PAULA has been highly successful around the world. Float is a swim cap made from Neoprene-Lycra-Polyethylene foam, designed to be able to let your head float in water.
For you to get to know her better, we asked a few questions for Trend Tablet: Your favorite occupation ? Doing things,being creative with my hands-picking flowers, baking, cooking, stitching, painting, sketching. Spending a day doing what I want, having the time to finish things and enjoy the creative moments that these spaces and moments of time give in between. It is of course affected by present trends, like now it's more grayish , and for me it always has a dash of turquoise in it. This water relaxation product has created a huge trend in Iceland in terms of wellbeing and water experiences.
Among them is the manufacturing of textiles, with a wide range of products created in the area.
A clash between initial aesthetic attraction and after a second look : repulsion and the realisation of the tragedy trash causes.
For me as a designer, it is the ultimate privilege to create swimwear that honors the strength of a confident woman, empowering her with stylish cuts and quality fabrics to truly make her comfortable” Paula Malm Berner. The newly invented Float design is an addition to the Icelandic bathing culture.
Paula is a Stockholm-based fashion designer and entrepreneur, educated at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Designer Unnur Valdís - an Icelandic mermaid and a wellbeing specialist, designed this product to add a new dimension to the water and bathing culture.
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.
Venice and the Venetian region are home to such craft techniques and secrets that few know how to play.