Moods of Norway joins Fashion Week Los Angeles as FWLA signs the leading global menswear line. Moods of Norway is a Norwegian clothing brand started by Stefan Dahlquist, Peder Børresen, and Simen Staalnacke in 2003.
The July 2009 issue of Cliché Magazine featured the trio. Børresen visited Dahlkvist and Staalnacke when they were studying at Hawaii Pacific University.
A conversation about a Norwegian fashion brand led to the group launching the first collection in 2003. After a handful of stores in Norway, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, Moods of Norway opened a U.S. flagship store in May 2009 on Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills.
The company sports the slogan “Happy Clothes for Happy People.” In the midst of their fun and edgy designs, the designers were able to incorporate their sense of humor. “246,619” is embroidered in every one of the men’s suits, referring to the number of tractors in Norway.
In 2010 the brand released their first fully electronic product, a waffle iron which made waffles shaped like tractors.
In 2014 Moods of Norway was one of the official designers for the Norwegian Olympic team uniforms at the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony.
Moods of Norway currently (2016) owns and operates stores in Norway, Iceland, Japan and the USA:
Tromsø, Northern Norway
Langevåg, Ålesund, Norway
Los Angeles, USA
In the creative cellars of the picturesque town of Stryn, Norway (population 6750), just over 10 years ago, two local designers Simen Staalnacke and Peder Børresen, after years of global travels, international studies and nights of sizzling cocktails, gave birth to a concept soon to be known, worn, and adored; the Norwegian fashion lifestyle brand “Moods of Norway”. Soon the duo met up with the third musketeer, Stefan Dahlkvist, and drew their lines for the coming collections.
Moods of Norway has been doing the hibbedy-dibbedy on the international fashion dance floor since 2003, and as of this golden minute Moods of Norway is presented in the most polished and happy stores around the world. The business is growing rapidly. In 2013 our turnover reached USD 60 million after opening additional brand stores, including a US Flagship store in fashionable Soho in New York City in addition to our west coast store in Los Angeles, California, and our Mall of America store in Minneapolis, Minnesota – all the while strengthening our position in Norway.
Our main goal is to make happy clothes for happy people around the world by blending our Norwegian heritage with international lifestyle in a contrast-filled and fun universe.
Phone: +1 323 653 3800
Hours: M-S 10am – 7pm PST // S 12 – 6pm PST
7964 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: +1 323 653 3800