In the creative cellars of the picturesque town of Stryn, Norway (pop. 6750), two local designers Simen Staalnacke and Peder Børresen, upon homecoming from years of global travels, nights of sizzling cocktails, and international studies; gave birth to a concept soon to be known, worn, and adored, as Moods of Norway. Soon the duo met up with the third musketeer, Stefan Dahlkvist and drew their lines for the coming collections.

The brand still has its headquarters and showroom in the town of Stryn, a magical place known for glaciers, salmon fishing and one newly opened escalator.

As of this golden minute, Moods of Norway is represented in the most polished boutiques and by the finest agents in Norway, Sweden, Benelux, Switzerland, Spain, Japan and USA among others.

Moods of Norway is just one of many design houses that will be featured as part of the Nordic Fashion Biennale's exhibition, "Looking Back to Find Our Future," curated by New York-based Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, aka Shoplifter. The exhibition will be integrated into the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard, and will run from September 30th through November 13th.

Click here for information on all the designers involved in the exhibition.