Julie Skarland was born in Trondheim, in Norway.
After studying art and architecture and obtaining a diploma in dressmaking in Trondheim, she moved to Paris in 1987 and continued her studies at the fashion Studio Berçot.
Even though the French capital has been a source of inspiration and creative freedom, Julie Skarland has remained attached to her Scandinavian origins as can been seen in her collections since 1991.
Her creations are a fusion of her Norwegian roots and Parisian fashion. Simple and practical shapes rustic and natural materials, the knitwear, and the colours, come from her Norvegian culture, liberated and spiced up with Parisian chic. She produces both ladies’ and men’s fashions wear. There are lots of knits in her collections – always traditionally made – combined with wowen fabrics. Mixtures of fabrics and colours are the” trade-mark” of Julie Skarland’s creations. Her designs are sold throughout the world: Japan, France, the USA, Italy, Norway, England etc…
In addition to Pret a Porter, Julie Skarland sets her instinct to work creating one-off designs by putting together, taking apart and recovering with painstakingly detailed work. This gives her many artistic talents free rein, using her know-how, manual techniques assemblying knitwear and fabrics, embroidery and beadwork. Her one-off designs are exclusively exhibited and sold in museums and art galleries.
Julie Skarland designs, produces and sells her creations in her Boutique/Workshop in the 9th district of Paris at the foot of the Sacre Coeur.
2002/2003 Retrospective Exhibition, 11 years of work in Paris, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustri Museum, Trondheim, Norway.
2004 ibition of one-off designs: 30 one-of-a kind designs, Riis Gallery, Oslo, Norway