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Industry Fashion
Occupation Designer
Location Malmö, Sweden
Introduction Ravishing Mad is the alias of Anna Österlund, Malmö based Swedish fashion designer, artist, painter, film maker and photographer, who works closely with artists alike. Over the years, Ravishing Mad has become Anna's middle name more than just the fashion brand it once was. She now works cross-disciplinary photographing, making short films, exclusive fashion items and paintings, often in collaboration with musicians and other creatives. Anna Österlund holds a bachelors degree in Arts, major in fashion design and graduated from the Swedish School of Textiles in 2006. A year after graduating she launched the fashion brand Ravishing Mad, and was until early 2012 producing androgynous ready-to-wear collections and jeans at high quality factories around Europe, as well as conceptual hand-made one-offs in her studio in Malmö, Sweden. The collections were shown in Paris, New York, Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm and sold in major cities around the world. She frequently runs workshops for schools companies in the subjects fashion, identity, branding and creativity, in a non-afraid approach to working fast and using DIY methods and guerilla marketing.
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