A fashion show is a highly performative and choreographed event lingering in the landscape between art and fashion. Arctic Summer is a fashion show taking place at Black Box teater, combining the work of clothing and textile designer Ramona Salo Myrseth and choreographer Katarina Skår Lisa. It is set in the whimsical north, in a world of unimaginable colors, unruly landscapes, harsh climate, a melting pot of people, cultures and rooted cosmopolitanism. It is a tribute to the Arctic and its impossible fashion.
The Arctic Summer collection is an ongoing work researching the artistic and performative perspective of the garments. Ramona Salo Myrseth is through this researching her indigenous roots and Sea Sami landscape. The Sami heritage is a fellow interest of Katarina Skår Lisa, and the two have collaborated on the work Gift of Stone which is presented at Riksscenen for Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival.
Katarina Skår Lisa is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with a special interest in site specific projects. Ramona Salo Myrseth is a costume designer, fashion designer, stylist and storyteller. She was born and raised in a multicultural municipality by the border of Finland in the Northern hemisphere and her upbringing is manifested in her work and esthetics. In 2018, she was awarded the DOGA prize for upcoming brand by Design and Architecture Norway.