Ingunn Birkeland is a designer from Oslo who is known for her unique, colorful interlacement patterns. She has a very special flair for combining colors, lines, shapes and materials.
She is a trained clothing designer from the Norwegian School of Crafts and Design (today KHiO). After completing her master’s degree (MA) at the Department of Clothing and Costumes in 2005, she established the brand INGUNNBIRKELANDOSLO (IBO). Since then, she has explored several media in addition to clothing, shoes, jewelry and bags, such as art performance, installations and visual art. Her artistic work is characterized by rich, detailed showpieces and red carpet dresses, made with time-consuming craft techniques. Several personalities from Norwegian cultural life have chosen outfits and items from IBO for public events.
The National Museum in Oslo, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim and Kode in Bergen have purchased a total of seven outfits and four pairs of shoes from Ingunn Birkeland, for their collections of Norwegian fashion and clothing design.