Patrik Söderstam is working multidisciplinary within fashion, style and pop culture.
His intention is to be a catalyst, a progressive force.
Patrik is educated at Central Saint Martins College in London, 1998-2003. After being awarded the prize for best graduate collection from the Bachelor course in 2001, he received a scholarship from the British Fashion Council to continue studying. He took a Master in Menswear Fashion under Professor Louise Wilson in 2003.
Between the years 2000-2006 Patrik produced fashion collections and was widely reported in the international fashion press. The clothes and the presentations of them triggered trends, created debate and inspired young creators from different areas.
The clothes, the interviews with Patrik and creative collaborations was seen in magazines all over the world like Dazed and Confused, i-D, Arena Homme +, Purple, Vogue and Japanese magazines like Huge and Studio Voice.
Patrik's collections were sold at trendsetting stores in cites like London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Reykjavik. But he received most attention in Japan where he sold at several stores in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. The clothes were used by the stores for its PR value and to generate attention.
Patrik's clothes have been seen in Madonna's video Jump, on magazine covers worn by the likes of M.I.A, on English club kids photographed by Wolfgang Tillman’s and on famous Japanese actors.
Patrik was one of three designers, sponsored by Top Shop to show his collection at the first ever fashion show event MAN in 2005. It was the first time men's fashion was displayed officially during London Fashion Week.
In 2006 Patrik stopped producing clothing and concentrated on working with assignments within graphic design, costume, styling, photography and consultancy.
At the end of 2008, Patrik got a working grant from the Swedish Artist Board and shortly after that a studio grant for three months in Tokyo from Swedish organization Iaspis and Tokyo Wonder Site. During the time in Japan Patrik began to plan on a more conceptual focus of his work. He has worked on the projects since then.
While being in Tokyo Patrik where contacted by the Textile Department at Konstfack College of Arts and Design in Stockholm. He has worked there since 2009. He is a lecturer in art and design, focusing on clothes. He work 50% as a teacher, the remaining time Patrik is working with his own projects and assignments.
Being a father of four the family comes first and he lets his own projects take the time they need.
Patrik Söderstam is an underground, independent and alternative force within the Rat Race world of fashion ;) .