Oleana: Casting On for a New Generation

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Feb. 14-April 15
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Feb. 13
6-8 p.m.
Included with admission
Art, Fashion and Style, Museums

<p>Oleana is a Norwegian fashion brand that specializes in knits and &ldquo;fair made&rdquo; clothes with a distinctive Scandinavian flair. Fair made means that the company uses sustainable materials, and insists on an ethical work environment. Oleana was founded in 1992, partly in response to manufacturing jobs leaving Norway. During her tenure, lead designer Solveig Hisdahl won numerous awards, and her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the world. In 2018, as Hisdahl prepared for retirement, the company welcomed a new head of design, Matilda Norberg. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Norberg has demonstrated that she&rsquo;s not afraid to go bold with shapes and colors. See examples of both womens&rsquo; contributions at the Norway House, where Oleana&rsquo;s looks, both past and present, will be on display. Just in case you&rsquo;re hoping to take a piece home for yourself, there will be a pop-up store in the gallery on select days. Pop-up dates and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 14-15 and March 17; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11; noon to 4 p.m. May 17.