Norwegian-born, London-based designer Silje Vallevik's background is reflected in the sense of colour and composition in her designs. Following studies at art school in Norway, Silje embarked on a modelling career, living between New York, London and Paris continuing to study art throughout. She has exhibited her art at shows in both the UK and France.
Silje draws her main print inspiration from Scandinavian culture by mixing the traditional with a contemporary urban vibe. She is especially influenced by the Norwegian folk costumes and their classic embroideries and prints that she saw growing up in southern Norway.
Launched in May 2017, valle&vik is a London-based, accessible luxury womenswear brand that delivers style transcending dress codes, destinations and even generations. Redefining relaxed Scandinavian glamour, valle&vik's pared back silhouettes showcase folk art inspired prints and brilliant colours splashed on perfectly cut luxurious silk.
“I've always loved prints, colours and the effect wearing certain clothes have on my mood, attitude and confidence. Having spent years looking for those perfect, individual pieces, I wanted to create a brand that would be distinctive yet timeless, with that little extra something.
I founded valle&vik with the aim to create those easy, effortless pieces you need in your wardrobe, using only the best quality materials, but at a fair price. The go-to things you throw on and feel great in, whether you’re on the beach, at a cocktail party or meeting friends for brunch in the city.”