On view: 14th June – 1st September


– More Than Couture

A model dressed in a dress by Louise Xin stands and poses on one of the floors of Skokloster Castle.
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Welcome to this summer's exhibition featuring magnificent couture creations by the internationally acclaimed fashion designer and artist, Louise Xin. An exhibition that blends art and craftsmanship with a passionate commitment to ethical fashion and human rights.

Self-taught Louise Xin – born in China, raised in Sweden, and now based in Paris – presents 14 of her magnificent couture creations this summer at Skokloster Castle. The shimmering materials of organza, brocade, and silk are an explosion of colors where the dresses resemble colorful, beautiful butterflies. Here, we see how Louise Xin has been inspired by nature in her artistic endeavors, something that has also become her signature.

Louise Xin poses by a bridge in Paris in one of her creations.
Photo: Emma Grann.

I don't create clothes, I paint. But instead of paint and brush, I use fabric, needle, and thread.

– Louise Xin

Scandinavia's first rental-only brand

The exhibition Louise Xin: More Than Couture is not only a visual and colorful experience. It also tells her unique journey. Louise Xin was born into an artistic family in China and began painting at the age of two. She later found her love for haute couture when she became stranded in Japan during the global pandemic of 2020. On the floor of her small apartment, she experimented with vintage kimonos, recycled materials, and traditional textiles. It was there that she also decided to start a rental-only brand, the first in Scandinavia.

Louise Xin poses on a rooftop in Paris in one of her creations.
Photo: Ellen Simone.

Political statement in the EU Parliament

Louise Xin's passion for sustainability led to humanitarian work, and her debut show in 2021 highlighted human rights. Now, her creations have been showcased in international fashion shows, exhibitions, and she has been praised multiple times for her work. Louise Xin also organized the first- ever fashion show in the European Parliament with the goal of raising awareness about forced labor and child labor in the fashion industry.

A model wearing one of Louise Xin's creations poses in one of the floors of Skokloster Castle.
Photo: Emma Grann.

I hope my art can depict a more humane world where we value humanity, nature, and culture more than the material in our society.

– Louise Xin

The exhibition Louise Xin: More than Couture at Skokloster Castle showcases Louise Xin's artistic evolution and passionate blend of craftsmanship, art, and human values. Experience the exhibition starting from June 14 - September 1, 2024.

Dresses with pink details.
Dress with blue details.
Dress with golden details.

In the exhibition, kimono dresses made of traditional Japanese brocade and fabric flowers made from meter-long vintage organza curtains are displayed. Photo: Ola Myrin, Skokloster Castle/SHM.

Louise Xin is changing the world one dress at a time.

– Vogue Scandinavia

About Louise Xin

Louise Xin is born in China, raised in Sweden, and currently based in Paris. She has collaborated with the Royal Swedish Opera and and participating in exhibitions held in museums, art galleries, and luxury malls. Her work has been featured on radio, podcasts, and television, as well as in over 100 magazines such as Vogue, ELLE, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar in more than 14 languages worldwide.

Photo: Louis Daniel.

Portrait of Louise Xin.

Welcome to visit the exhibition!

The exhibition will be located in the beautiful gallery on the first floor adjacent to the Brahe Apartment at Skokloster Castle.

Prices and tickets

  • Adult: 120 SEK for adults to visit the castle
  • For children up to 19 years: free admission

Tickets to the exhibition are included in the entrance fee and can be purchased on-site at the museum.


Skokloster Castle has four floors. Since there is no elevator, you need to use stairs to access the different levels.


It is not allowed to bring large bags or backpacks. You can store them in the lockers outside the visitor toilets free of charge. Umbrellas are not allowed into the exhibitions.

Food and beverages

It is not allowed to consume food and drinks inside the castle. At Skokloster Castle Café, there are both indoor seating and during summer outdoor seating available. Here, freshly baked pastries, sandwiches, and homemade lunches are served. The café is open during the same hours as the castle (service takes place between 11:00 and 15.30).

Plan your visit

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Woman dressed as a castle lady stands in the King's Hall with a small white dog on a red leash.