jannike sommar for dazed magazine

Born and raised at the Stockholm’s archipelago, Jannike Sommar is a queer fashion designer that screams quietly through bold colors and naive-yet-political designs.

Her unique, almost humorist aesthetic was developed from her background as an introvert lesbian growing up between the city and the nature.

With the ambition to create her own queer universe in fashion, outside of the heteronormative approach, Jannike moved to Belgium at a young age and was one of the six master students who graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, in 2016.

After receiving the Belmodo Award Certificate of Amazingness for her master collection, Jannike kept pushing her instantly-recognizable style defined by the use of bright colors, embroideries and signature patchwork figures.

Photo by Ulrike Biets for i-D Magazine

Always standing for equality, Jannike has collaborated with several art performances, musicians, and in 2018 she designed the red carpet gown of Swedish famous drag queen Admira Thunderpussy at the QX Gala ceremony.

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Challenged as a non-conform and introspective person in a world dominated by norms and extroverts, Jannike Sommar created a visual language that loudly expresses her pride.