Fashion designer Helga Lára Halldórsdóttir holds a BA degree from the Iceland University of the Arts and an MFA in fashion design from The Swedish School of Textiles. Since graduating in 2018 she has been a part-time lecturer at the Iceland University of the Arts and The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts.

Helga Lára gives a lecture as a part of the Sneiðmynd lecture series at the Iceland University of the Arts, on Tuesday April 13th at 12:10, here on Microsoft Teams:

Currently Helga Lára is working on independent research within the field as well as various interdisciplinary collaborations with other designers and artists. She focuses on practice based research within the field of body, space and garment with a fascination for human nature and awkwardness while challenging the notion of dress.

In this lecture Helga Lára will go over her approach to design and show examples from within her MA research and chosen ongoing projects. This will be discussed in relation to academic design research with a focus on the criteria of progress.


Intensive research by lecturers at the Faculty of Design and Architecture is the cornerstone of skills creation, ideological renewal and artistic achievement, communicated to students through tuition and to the community at large by collaborating in a variety of projects in the domestic as well as the international arena. Sneiðmynd is a series of lectures in which members of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Design and Architecture showcase their research and artistic creativity.

The lectures are open to everyone; professionals, students and others interested in design and architecture are encouraged to attend.


Sneiðmynd programme spring 2021:
Wednesday, March 17th 2021
Dagur Eggertsson, architect

Tuesday, April 12th 2021
Helga Lára Halldórsdóttir, fashion designer

Tuesday, April 20th 2021
Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, architect

Tuesday April 27th 2021
Hrefna Sigurðardóttir, graphic designer

Tuesday May 4th 2021
Johanna Seelemann, product designer