Say hi to Sunna, the versatile source of creativity, helping grow the icelandic population of #teamVIBS. Graduated from biology and having a diploma from contemporary dance, recently she ended up studying fashion design to follow her lifetime passion. Read more about Sunna in the last part of our interview series and find out what she recommends from Henrik Visbkov Boutique.
Hey Sunna! Tell us something more about you and your background?
I’m from Iceland and moved to Copenhagen a year ago to study Sustainable Fashion at KEA. Before I graduated with a B.S. degree in biology and a diploma in contemporary dance at the same time. I felt like I needed to have my life figured out and sorted what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. So I took kind of a break from life responsibilities, focusing on my hobby which was sewing and decided to study clothing technology, a preperation study for tailoring. It was there, everything made sense and I figured my life out, or at least my next step in life.
Design has always been a big part of my life. Whether it was designing something for myself at home or going to an art museum, I’ve always found art and design so fascinating. Design is a way to express everyday feelings, thoughts and emotions. It is something put in shape or words that people can often relate to and it awakens amounts of questions. That is why the world of art and design is so important to us. When I realized that you can actually work with your hobby, that is also your biggest passion in life, I felt kind of relieved.
What brought you to Henrik Vibskov? Is there any particular reason why did you decide to apply?
Actually I got to know Henrik Vibskov brand through my cousin Klara who did an internship at Vibskov and now she is working there. She told me how amazing place it was - and still is, and what kind of different stuff they do. That made me really interested, knowing that I would learn a lot and especially I’d be surrounded by talented people and having lots of fun there.
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How do you like Copenhagen so far? Any favorite spots to recommend?
I love Copenhagen. It’s so full of life and you can discover something new every single day. I love biking around the city, even when it’s raining (and I’m such a cat when it comes to rain, hate it). My favorite cafés are Kompa 9 close to Strøget and Café Plenum in Nørrebro. Their warmed cranberry drink is what to die for and the homemade lemon-ginger tea is one of my favorites. Café Plenum is located next to Elmegade which is one of my favorite spots in Nørrebro, full of cafés and small stores. Not least, Nicecream is a ‘must visit’ in the summertime in Elmegade, best vegan icecream that can be found on earth.
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