Established in 2013, Ahlvar Gallery updates the iconic silk blouse for the urban woman. Combining fluid, everyday silk pieces with more traditional classics, Swedish designer and founder Frida Ahlvarsson seeks to redefine the notion of timeless dressing.
“After ten years as a designer working for other brands I decided to follow my dreams and create my own label. For several years this idea has been in the back of my head and it has grown more and more. I wanted to create that perfect blouse that you can wear together with a pair of black trousers and high heels. A timeless blouse that is neither too cute nor too ladylike. That is sensual without overdoing it.
My main focus is blouses. Feminine blouses with unique seams and cuts to mess it up and to renounce from the plain, sweet and noble. Just a hint of “trompe l’oeil” (fool the eye) to enhance rather than confuse. My goal is that it should feel well executed but also uncomplicated and easy to wear. A timeless collection that strikes a perfect balance between wearable and unique."
Co-founder and head of design at Ahlvar Gallery