Linus Leonardsson
Designer
Linus Leonardsson
Designer
Based in
London, United Kingdom
Seniority
5 - 10 years experience
Age
25 years old
Gender
Male
Nationality
Sweden
About

Hailing from Stockholm but currently based in London, I am a 2019 Master graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. My work centers around the combination of fun and glamour with important social issues - first and foremost the demolition of gender expectations within fashion, and a push t

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owards a fully sustainable industry.

I have previously worked within menswear, womenswear, knitwear, accessories, jewellery and shoe design as well as manufacturing within most fields. Throughout my work life and studies I have focused on obtaining an as wide spectrum of qualities and abilities as possible in order to understand the fashion industry as a whole thoroughly.

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Circular Textiles Course
Swedish School of Textiles Jan. 2022 - Present
Borås, Sweden

Remote course with focus on sustainability at large within the fashion industry, and circular textiles in specific.

Designer
Les Girls Les Boys May. 2021 - Apr. 2022
London, United Kingdom

Designer for menswear and womenswear RTW, knitwear, underwear, and swimwear, as well as designer in charge of prints and accessories.

Freelance Designer
SMR Days Nov. 2021 - Jan. 2022
London, United Kingdom

Freelance designer for menswear RTW concept collections.

Creative Director
Linus Leonardsson Nov. 2019 - Aug. 2021
London, United Kingdom

Creative director of own brand creating menswear and womenswear apparel, knitwear, shoes and accessories.

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Print Designer
BLOT May. 2021 - Jul. 2021
Remote, Poland

Silk screen print designer for special project.

Design Consultant
Christoph Ritter Studio Jul. 2019 - Sep. 2020
London, United Kingdom

Freelance womenswear RTW design consultant and print designer.

Jewellery Designer
Shuting Qiu Aug. 2019 - Dec. 2019
Remote, China

Jewellery designer and graphic designer for fine jewellery concept collection.

Master
Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) Sep. 2018 - Jun. 2019
Antwerp, Belgium

Fashion Design

Bachelor
Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) Sep. 2015 - Jun. 2018
Antwerp, Belgium

Fashion Design

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Digital contributor
Odalisque Magazine Mar. 2015 - Jun. 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

Digital contributor of fashion, arts and music. I learned about visual and textual communication, research and presenting work.

Knitwear intern
Hilde Frunt Aug. 2017 - Sep. 2017
Antwerp, Belgium

Knitwear internship. Focus on developing knitwear prototypes and small scale production for various designers and customers.

Workwear designer
Urban Deli Apr. 2015 - May. 2015
Stockholm, Sweden

Workwear design project placement. Following specific requirements, I designed work apparel and produced inititial prototype, which was used for production.

Styling assistant
Josef Forselius Mar. 2014 - May. 2015
Stockholm, Sweden

Taught me about visual communication, styling as well as high end finishings and garment maintainance.

Skills

Machine Knitting

Crocheting

Pattern Construction

Draping

Textile Design

Styling

Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)

Adobe Premiere Pro

Languages

Swedish

Native language

English

Fluent

Spanish; Castilian

Basic knowledge

Dutch; Flemish

Basic knowledge

Personal details

UE working permit

Potentially open to relocate

Deze alumni van Antwerp Fashion Department maken naam in de modewereld

Florentina Leitner, Raphaële Lenseigne, Shuting Qiu en Linus Leonardsson over de Modeacademie van Antwerpen en het bouwen aan je eigen brand.

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Ones to Watch: London Fashion Week Fall 2021

London's emerging designers this season look to escapism, optimism and cultural heritages with an upcycled approach to design.

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London Fashion Week – Day 1

After a silent New York Fashion Week, shorter than ever and in which we have seen Ella Emhoff walking for Proenza Schouler, after signing with the prestigious model agency IMG, today London Fashion Week kicks off. The great appointment with emerging talent and the freshest and most transgressive prop

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osals, as shown in its previous edition, held entirely in digital format which met the expectations. A calendar in which fashion shows alternate with proposals that combine music, art, theatre, and a myriad of creative disciplines that claim the cultural role of fashion, far beyond aesthetics and good taste. In short, a fashion week adapted to the new times that does not fear to talk about politics, social demands, and gender, among other issues.

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Linus Leonardsson: A Rave New World fashion film

Entrevistamos al joven diseñador sueco Linus Leonardsson. No te pierdas el estreno en exclusiva del fashion film de Rave New World, su última colección

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Linus Leonardsson | Rave New World

For Linus Leonardsson, “there is no magic in turning trash into wearable trash.” To fill the void between sustainable fashion and luxury, the Swedish-born, London-based fashion designer believes in creating clothes “that are not only conceptually appealing but also beautiful.”

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Moderave för en bättre värld

Senast vi pratade med Linus Leonardsson gick han på skogsrave, nu har han tagit sina queera kläder till Moskva och ett land som motarbetar allt som stavas HBTQIA.

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Rave New World Linus Leonardsson

Born in Stockholm but based in London, Designer Linus Leonardsson consummately strikes the balance between sustainability and glamour. Linus conveyed that his “fashion universe is centred around looking fabulous whilst not forgetting about the societal impact clothes and appearance have.”

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Linus Leonardssons längtan till skogen

Skogsrave, kastsystem och social utsatthet är parallella inspirationskällor till modeskaparens nya kollektion.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH LINUS LEONARDSSON: A Rave New World

Fresh from his London Fashionweek A/W20 Presentation, KALTBLUT chats to talented, up and coming London based designer Linus Leonardsson on his new collection Rave New World, opening fashion up in terms of gender roles and the challenge of making sustainable garments actually look and feel luxurious.

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Oh also, Björk and Sweatpants.

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Linus Leonardsson collezione autunno inverno 2020 2021

Un'intervista con il designer svedese che ci racconta la sua collezione per la prossima stagione invernale.

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linus leonardsson's debut collection is inspired by forest raves

The Swedish designer tells i-D about his influences and the significance of showing his vibrant, gender-fluid collection at MBFW Russia.

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Linus Leonardsson

Linus Leonardsson is a London based designer who's ready to shake up the industry with his fantastical designs and sustainable visions. Daring to pursue is fascination and imagination, Linus moves and pushes the boundaries of freedom. Whether it's breaking social constructs or individual discovery. H

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is work is a celebratory of personal exploration and free of self-definition. With an activistic mindset ready for change, Linus is off to a fabulous but conscious future.

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Meet the new Antwerp 7: part 2

Scattered around the 19th-century monument Schelde Vrij in Antwerp, the top floor studio flats are permeated with harsh sunlight. This is where you will find the Fashion Department students of the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts working on their unapologetically experimental garments; designs that onl

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y Antwerp’s slight geographical disconnection from the ‘real world of fashion’ would permit to dream up. They come from all over the world and create to disturb; for humans, aliens, and monsters. Meet Sensen Lii, Linus Leonardsson, Florentina Leitner, Quinten Mestdagh,Yentsé Yanze Jin, Fedor Diakonov, Izzy Du: the new generation of fashion designers from the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts, Antwerp.

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Nu kan du gå på skogsrejv klädd som en björk

Interview and "See you in the fog" look book published on Bon Magazine online.

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See you in the fog

Look book and collection introduction published on Kaltblut Magazine online.

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Introducing the Antwerp designer creating unisex and upcycled garments inspired by forest raves

Interview and collection feature on Sleek Magazine online following the release of my Master collection.

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Ubrania, które zapowiadają trendy

Part of article covering the latest and/or newly graduated talents worldwide.

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Las gafas de sol más locas para este verano

Komono collaboration feature explaining the concept of the eyewear.

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Royal Academy of Fine Arts di Anversa: la sfilata 2019

Part of article covering the best of the Antwerp Fashion Department Show 2019.

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Backstage with Antwerp Fashion Master: Linus Leonardsson

Show 2019 backstage feature of my Master collection.

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Linus Leonardsson

Interview with Belgian accessories brand Komono on their web page following a collaboration I had with them on sunglasses for my Master collection.

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The class of 2018: An editorial featuring our favorites from the Antwerp Fashion Graduates

An editorial and introducing text to my BA graduation collection "Light of my life, fire of my loins".

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