In 2009 Ian Garlant relocated from a “glamorous” London life in fashion back to his childhood home in Hatlestrand. Having privately pursued his art throughout an international design career, he now began to concentrate exclusively on developing and perfecting the techniques and ideas with which he had previously experimented.


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On the Edge of the Hardanger Fjord

The acknowledged haute couture designer, Ian Garlant chose to leave the extravagant lifestyle of aristocratic London and returned to his family roots in a remote Norwegian village on the edge of the Hardanger Fjord.
In pursuit of reality and belonging, Ian finds artistic inspiration from the majestic scenery, but will he ever find a sense of belonging?

Produced and Directed by Marita Gjelten Jensen

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.