Johan Lindeberg’s Swedish Adventure


Before New York Fashion Week began, it was Stockholm’s turn to present its spring lineup. And while most of us were enjoying the last licks of summer, Johan Lindeberg returned to his hometown to celebrate the opening of his pal Andre Saraiva’s “Back to Sweden” art show, as well as his own exhibition of Absolut Elyx campaign images featuring Chloe Sevigny. Here, a slideshow of his weekend festivities.


Kenza Fourati, Waris Ahluwalia and Andre Saraiva in front of my portrait (without a beard) at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. Kenza Fourati, Waris Ahluwalia and Andre Saraiva in front of my portrait (without a beard) at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm.


I decided to bring Kenza Fourati and Waris Ahluwaiia straight to my favorite breakfast place in Stockholm. It’s called Saturnus and it’s known for huge cinnamon rolls. They are massive—and so delicious.


Waris and Catherine Baba outside the BLK DNM store in Stockholm. I really this love this space. I could live in it.


Lunch at my favorite restaurant Sturehof. It’s a classic and has been there for 20 years.


I always go there and have herring, lojrom (a very fine fish roe that is expensive but worth the money). I also eat a toast-skagen, which is basically a shrimp sandwich. Swedish shrimps are much smaller and more delicate than American shrimps.


Andre Saraiva at his “Back to Sweden” art opening at Gallery Steinsland Berliner. Over the past few months, Saraiva has covered the streets of Los Angeles, New York, London, Venice, Paris and Basel with his fantasy concert posters.


Waris and Sarah Lerfel from Colette in Paris at Andre Saraiva’s opening in Stockholm.


Andre Saraiva with Catherine Baba and Dani Morla at his opening in Stockholm.


The crowd outside the gallery. It’s located in a part of the city called Södermalm, which is sort of the Williamsburg of Stockholm—bohemian and very cool, with great restaurants and more alternative shops


Watching the sunset over the city with Kenza Fourati, Waris Ahluwalia and Catherine Baba.


As I always like to do everywhere, I am screaming freedom—this time, facing the Old Town of Stockholm.


My early morning walk home from Andre’s dinner and the Le Baron pop-up with Kenza Fourati was magical—completely still and the reflection in the water was beautiful.


Kenza in front of the Royal Castle at 5am.


Me, facing the most exclusive street in Stockholm called Strandvagen, aka “The Beach street” at 5 am.


Andre Saraiva and Waris Ahluwalia on a taxi boat from Fjaderholmarna, an island outside Stockholm. It’s great to take the boat there for lunch.


Waris, Catherine Baba and Glenn O’Brien in the Stockholm archipelago. It’s the largest archipelago in Sweden with over 30,000 islands.


Lunch at Surehof..Waris Ahluwalia wearing a classic bib.. (Stureplan


A plate of scrumptious Swedish crayfish. Another favorite for the Swedes. Crayfish parties are traditionally held in August/September and also provide an excellent excuse to get together. Songs are sung and schnapps (a Scandinavian version of moonshine) accompany every chorus.


To cap off the weekend, Absolut Elyx hosted its Stockholm launch event unveiling portraits I took of Chloë Sevigny for the brand’s Integrity Campaign. The event took place at the Musik Och Teatermuseet, which is the Stockholm Music Museum. It’s a very old building founded in 1899, and was the perfect backdrop for the event.


This year, I became Creative Director of Absolut’s new luxury project, Absolut Elyx. This is a picture taken of me with Jonas Tahlin from Absolut at the Elyx launch event.