Decades on Melrose in Los Angeles is in the midst of a month-long Swedish invasion! Renowned Swedish costume designer/stylist/fashion activitst B. Akerlund and Decades hosted a private opening party & unveiling of an installation of one-of-a-kind works of art & fashion created by Swedish artist and designer Bea Szenfeld. Fashion or art? These works are both.
Guests of the evening included art collectors, fashion designers, icons, and artists who along with admiring the work of Szenfeld, also enjoyed a lively performance by Sweden's own DJ Tommy Tysper and the gorgeous young Swedish performer Elliphant who jumped up on the Stephen Sprouse covered pouf and got the crowd dancing amongst the art and designer fashion on the two levels of the Decades boutique. Swedish cocktails (of course) were provided by Svedka Vodka.
Bea Szenfeld's "Papa Pearl"
The one-of-a-kind works including “Paper Planes Pleats," and a my favorite, "Lion Stola," are being sold exclusively in the US at Decades. Info here: http://www.shopdecadesinc.com/beaszenfeld
Bea Szenfeld has created works for the likes of Stella McCartney,Tommy Hilfiger, Bjork and Swarovski. Her Spring 2014 collection was shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm. Bea Szenfeld is known for her one-of-a-kind “haute papier” pieces–sculptural clothing and accessories made entirely by hand (not 3-D printers) out of paper in Szenfeld’s atelier in Stockholm, Sweden.
The windows and works are on display through the first week of January and are a MUST SEE for anyone in LA.
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Photo credits: Andreas Branch/Patrick McMullan
Swedish Artist/Designer Bea Szenfeld, Fergie, and fashion activist B. Akerlund attend the Decades Bea Szenfeld “Haute Papier” launch.
Decades founder Cameron Silver with actress Paz de la Huerta attend the Decades Bea Szenfeld “Haute Papier” launch
An iconic model and fashion muse of the 1960s, Peggy Moffit attends the Decades Bea Szenfeld “Haute Papier” launch.
The always stylish and festive artist Rosson Crow at the Decades x Bea Szenfeld opening, toasting Sweden with a Svedka cocktail.
Actress Rose McGowan attends the Decades Bea Szenfeld “Haute Papier” launch.
Actress Paz de la Huerta attends the Decades Bea Szenfeld “Haute Papier” launch.
One of Bea Szenfeld’s “Haute Papier” fashion sculpture at Decades.
Decades co-owner Christos Garkinos with actress Tracee Ellis Ross attend the Decades Bea Szenfeld “Haute Papier” launch.
Chic designer friends Amber Sakai and Sally Perrin (Perrin Paris).
Swedish singer Elliphant jumped upon the Stephen Sprouse settee and got the crowd dancing. (Note acid washed denim and scrunchie.)
Chic trio! Flavie Webster of Cerre with Jason Campbell and Stephen Galloway.
One eye is B Akerlunds, one eye is Bea Szenfeld’s.
Designer Cameron Helm and his lovely girlfriend with designers Lisa Pliner and Gordana Gehlhausen.
Bea Szenfeld’s “Snow Twins” in the window at Decades. Incredible work!
Decades girls Eri Hoxha and Mayasha Long.
Dani Song and Norris Ford attend the Decades x Bea Szenfeld opening.
B Akerlund, Jessica Trent, Bea Szenfeld, and Christo Garkinos.
Christine Chiu attends the Decades x Bea Szenfeld opening.
Adriano Goldshmied and Cameron Silver at the Decades x Bea Szenfeld opening.
Team Vivienne Westwood Los Angeles, Ray Calleros & Camilla Gabrielle.
Bea Szenfeld and her PR agent Fredrik Robertsson of Pretto PR (wearing Westwood).
From the fantastic and kind B Akerlund’s Instagram. B enjoying Bea Szenfeld’s “Lion Stola” in front of the Paul Smith wall before he was installed in the window at Decades. http://instagram.com/bcompleted