“FOOSHION” - New Nordic Food meets New Nordic Fashion in Shanghai


New Nordic food and fashion collided in an experimental meal experience when Danish chef collective I’m A KOMBO and Danish fashion brand Soulland revealed their innovative “Fooshion” collaboration. “Fooshion” kicked off the Nordic Design and Innovation Week in Shanghai.

When Nordic Design and Innovation Week in Shanghai was launched on November 2, it was with New Nordic Food II and New Nordic Fashion as order of the day. “Fooshion” is the name of the experimental event where food and fashion collide in a unique crosscollaboration between chef collective I’m A KOMBO and menswear fashion brand Soulland.

In close collaboration, I’m A KOMBO and Soulland have created, designed and developed a 5-course meal experience, which will be served while eight male models showcase the best of Soulland fashion.

The pairing of the two disciplines is not at all coincidental. Both the Nordic innovative food culture as well as the influential menswear fashion scene have been prospering over the last decade, so which better way than to celebrate a genuinely fashionable meal true to Nordic values to mark the beginning of the 10-day Nordic Design and Innovation Week?

Bo Lindegaard, chef and partner in I’m A KOMBO, says: “Our ambition has always been to create new social spaces where food becomes a social brick, more than mere nutrition. Partnering up with a fashion brand like Soulland is therefore more than just a fun project, but one which marks the core of our philosophy.”

Jacob Kampp Berliner, CEO of Soulland, comments: “The collaboration with I’m A KOMBO is strong because we share common values: We both want to push the boundaries and push forward the agenda of our respective industries. One might say that we enjoy breaking the conventional patterns, and I guess that will be quite evident at the dinner.”

Fooshion is made possible by a collaboration with New Nordic Food II, Danish Fashion Institute under Nordic Fashion Association and Norwegian Seafood Council, together with the four Nordic Royal Consulates from Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden in Shanghai, organizing the Nordic Design and Innovation Week in Shanghai.

“Fooshion” menu
• Crispy bread on coathanger with smoked cheese and aromatic herbs
• Nøgne Ø with savory müsli in Cool Wool Bowl
• Norwegian seafood ‘tutti frutti’, local Chinese greens and dehydrated roots
• Build a cake. Sponge cake base with lots of fun
• Fortune cookie and a napkin

Please find some free pictures from FOOSHION Dinner here. (Copyright: NNF II/Jiang Kaiqiang) 

For more information
Soulland, Jacob Kampp Berliner, +45 26150186  
I’m A Kombo, Bo Lindegaard, +45 61662520 
Nordic Fashion Association/Danish Fashion Institute, Cecilie Thorsmark, +45 26252001
New Nordic Food II, Elisabet Skylare, +45 26207579

Read more about New Nordic Food II events during Nordic Design and Innovation Week 2013 in Shanghai here

Facts: The overarching purpose of PURE NORDIC: Nordic Design and Innovation Week in Shanghai is to strengthen the branding of the Nordic area as innovative, design-focused and sustainable. During the week an exhibition will showcase Nordic design, and innovation in food, fashion, service design and industrial design. In addition a range of workshops, master classes and networking events will take place.

New Nordic Food II is a communication programme under the Nordic Council of Ministers that promotes Nordic food in the region and internationally. NNF II runs in the period 2010-2014. NNF II focuses on improving meals in homes and institutions, strengthening children’s food culture and encouraging local food production and use of food when promoting the region. NNF II sees gastronomy as a valuable creative industry and promotes cooperation with other Nordic creative industries. Nordic food products, taste, health and attractive surroundings are fundamental in all activities within New Nordic Food II. www.newnordicfood.org

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