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SAGA KAKALA was created in 2013 by Icelandic creative director, Ingibjörg Gréta Gísladóttir. The brand derives its name from 13th Century Icelandic chieftain Thordur Kakali, a self-assured, strong leader who brought peace to a turbulent Iceland and was popular among his people for improving their quality of life and contributing positively to Icelandic society. Saga Kakala embodies Iceland’s rich history of storytelling and Kakali’s unifying strength by collaborating with exceptional designers to introduce high quality, limited edition products to the discerning consumer market.

KACHINA: The Kachina collection is designed by Icelandic fashion designer, Helga Björnsson. For inspiration Helga looks to the colorful kachina dolls made by the Hopi Indians in Northern Arizona. Helga Björnsson worked as the art director for Louis Féraud´s Haute Couture collection in Paris for years and was renowned and respected for her elegant and artistic design. Together with SAGA KAKALA Helga has designed a collection of silk and cashmere scarves with simple and colorful forms that brighten and excite any attire.

SHIZUKA: The Shizuka collection is designed by graphic designer Hjalti Karlsson of karlssonwilker Inc. Shizuka, a popular woman’s name in Japan, originates from a famous heroine of Japanese history and literature, Lady Shizuka. In Japanese, Shizuka also means quiet, calm and a flower. Hjalti Karlsson worked with New York-based graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister before founding karlssonwilker with Jan Wilker. In 2013, Hjalti was awarded the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize, one of the highest endowed design prize in the world. Together with SAGA KAKALA Hjalti has created Shizuka, a vibrantly colorful collection of scarves, were distortion is celebrated as a means to create a parallel universe of shapes and asymmetric volumes.

GODDESSES: The Goddesses collection is designed by Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir, an Icelandic designer and author who works in a variety of media including illustration and industrial design. The Goddesses collection is a homage to the creative energy of mythological goddesses from different times and cultures. Venus is featured in colorful feast of symbols. Freyja's cats bask in the mint green sun while Freyja's tears are turned to gold as they wash upon a pink shore in a land of plenty. The goddesses Nótt pulls a veiled cosmic butterflies across the sky and a powerful union of opposites bursts forth on a scarf dedicated to the ever evolving Self. Possessed of a sensibility for the mysterious, Katrín Ólína's work speaks in a language inspired by Jung’s ideas of the collective unconscious, philosophy, mythology, natural history and mathematics.

SAGA KAKALA is currently available at:
Gallería, Laugavegi 77, 101 Reykjavík
Hilton, Reykjavik Nordica, 105 Reykjavík
Kraum, Bankastræti 7, 101 Reykjavík
Mýrin, Kringlan, 103 Reykjavík
National Gallery of Iceland, Fríkirkjuvegi 7, 101 Reykjavík
www.reykjavikrunway.com
www.fancy.com



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GAIA CAMPAIGN

We are very excited to show you a sneak peak from our GAIA campaign, shoot at the wonderful Ásmundarsalur. Gulla’s pattern looks extraordinary on caftans and dresses and the photos by Saga Sigurðardóttir are out of this world. Stylist was the New York based Edda Guðmundsdóttir and models: Brynja Nordquist, Jóna G and Snæfríður Ingvarsdóttir. Make up by Hafdís Pálsdóttir for MAC and hair by Hildur Rós Guðbjargardóttir for Greiðan, Reykjavík.

Thank you all for a wonderful, artistic and effective day.

GAIA SILK AND CASHMERE

We are excited to introduce the logo for our new collection GAIA by Gulla. The scarves’ design, inspired by Gulla’s homeland, Iceland, and mother earth (GAIA), consists of 10 unique designs on mulberry double georgette and chiffon silk scarves as well as cashmere/wool scarves. Continue Reading

GULLA TO DESIGN FOR SAGA KAKALA

Los Angeles based award-winning architect and designer, Gulla Jonsdottir will design our next collection. Gulla is known for her unexpected, poetic modern architecture and interior spaces that work in harmony with their surroundings. Her work has a deep connection with nature the very fabric of our life. And it is this force, inspired by her homeland Iceland and mother earth, that is the genesis of her design which flows from architecture to fashion. Continue Reading

ALICIA KEYS MADE OUR DAY

We are proud and honored that our role model, singer and songwriter Alicia Keys chose Saga Kakala as a head wrap for The Voice USA at NBC. She has already gotten five scarves from our collections. Continue Reading

GYÐJUR – GODDESSES COLLECTION IN NÝTT LÍF

In November issue of Nýtt Líf, one of Iceland’s greatest fashion magazine, is an article about Saga Kakala. The photos are by Saga Sigurðardóttir where she works the goddesses theme with the model. Continue Reading

CAMPAIGN PHOTOS BY SAGA SIG

We had the wonderful Saga Sigurdardottir to shoot the Goddesses campaign the other day. We gave her an empty canvas and asked her to create what came to her mind. Continue Reading

PR AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

We will be introducing our Shizuka collection at New York Fashion week this fall through the prestigious PR firm People’s Revolution. Continue Reading

SAGA KAKALA’S ROLE MODELS

Mrs. Vigdís Finnbogadottir, Iceland’s and the World’s first woman to be elected head of state, is the ideal role model of Ingibjorg Greta, the founder of Saga Kakala. Continue Reading

The founder of Saga Kakala

HOW IT ALL STARTED

The idea for the Saga Kakala’s scarves came to the founder, Ingibjorg Greta at a time she led workshops and educational programs for the creative industries at the innovation center, House of ideas in Reykjavik. Continue Reading

FLOATING SHIZUKA SCARVES – ART IN THEIR OWN RIGHTS

New York based photographer, Elisabeth Smolarz took on the challenge of photographing our silk scarves. Her photos are works of art in their own rights. Continue Reading

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Kachina collection
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