The third Reykjavík Fashion Festival (RFF) takes place March 29 to April 1 at Harpa and Gamla Bíó. These two iconic, yet contrasting venues perfectly embody the spirit of Icelandic fashion, which combines modernity and tradition to create a unique design. Iceland’s most provocative and skilled designers will present their fall and winter collections in a four-day explosion of fashion design and music.
“RFF is a great platform for both established and less established Icelandic fashion designers to showcase their work and to be recognized at home in Iceland and around the world,” RFF’s Creative Director Ellen Loftsdóttir tells us. “This year RFF expects more than 2.000 guests, which is two times more than last year.”
This year’s participants include Hildur Yeoman, Kalda, Kormákur og Skjöldur, Kron by Kronkron, Mundi, Ýr, Birna, Ella, Milla Snorrason, REY and Spakmannsspjarir. And in addition to the runway show, RFF 2012 will feature the first Fashion Night Out and a pop-up marketplace where fashion fans will have the opportunity to be in close contact with the design.
Some Advice From Ellen:
Best restaurant? There is a great newcomer in Reykjavík called SNAPS Bistro-bar at Þórsgata 1. They have a great French/Scandinavian bistro menu. It’s great for going out with friends during the day or evening.
Best midnight snack in Reykjavík? I would say Ali Baba is the best late-night bite. They serve the best chicken durum I have ever tasted.
Best bar? Boston and Kaffibarinn