Friday Inspiration: Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Friday Inspiration: Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Before Iceland became known as the nature-tourist-hub of the world, people usually thought of one thing when someone mentioned the country: Björk. The incredibly artist has done everything from music, to art, to activism, to movies. (Movies? You have got to check out Dancer in the Dark. If you don’t cry, you aren’t human.) She’s also though completely a fashion icon. From the swan dress to her headpieces, no one can replicate Björk’s unusual style. So for our first installment of our new feature, Friday Inspiration, she was the natural choice.

Here are some of my favourite looks from her:


I love the embroidery on this white Viktor & Rolf gown combined with her medieval hair. It’s so Björk.


Björk has always been known for her headpieces but the beading on this simple Hussein Chalayan piece is exquisite.


This picture is from 1998 and is shot by Benni Valsson. I’m pretty sure that’s mink. You could find a similar look with this Alena Akhmadullina jacket or this Elizabeth and James vest. I also did find this rabbit coat on AliExpress, which is gorgeous, but you never know when ordering from them. You could always risk it though.


This Comme Des Garçons striped dress combined with her neon hair is timeless.


Björk walking in Jean Paul Gautier’s Fall/Winter collection in 1995.


This is a still from her “Pagan Poetry” video from 2001. That’s an Alexander McQueen (RIP) dress.


Björk’s look for her Digital Media Preview at Sydney’s Carriageworks during Vivid Festival. PVC is definitely a hard trend to get into…literally, but if you’re ready to take the plunge, there’s no one better than Atsuko Kudo. I’m pretty sure the shirt that Björk is wearing is from there. You can find similar looks with this shirt or this dress. The headpiece is by James Merry.


I have no idea where this photo comes from, but it’s definitely early Björk. I adore those shoes she’s wearing—so 90s club kid, which is really in style right now. The Prada 2014 Spring/Sumer ready-to-wear collection was full of similar styles but if you want a pair right now, there are a ton on Etsy (here, here, here) that will quench that craving.


Another headpiece by James Merry. If you love his work, check out his Instagram for all his new creations.


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