In recent years, there has been an absence of a unifying arena for fashion and design in Norway. Despite of this fact, both scenes are thriving and growing in a rapid pace.
The Norwegian and the Nordic fashion market has become a melting pot of new creative actors, filled with passion and talent. Oslo Trend is an initiative meant to fill this gap, with the ambition of channeling all of Norway’s creative energy into one big event, aimed at both the Norwegian and the international industry.
Norwegian fashion designer Kristine Vikse showed a comfortable wardrobe. The Vikse summer collection 2014, created for the Scandinavian woman, was made with the color inspiration of coral reefs, but with materials especially fitted for the Scandinavian cold climate. Colors like bright coral and pale greens was supplemented with materials as silk and silk chiffons, and the trick that made her collection so wearable, was the woolen garments. Wool has the ability to breathe and keep the warmth but also to keep the body cool. She presented her collection on a boat in the exotic Oslo fjord.
The boat was appropriately named MC Vikse and both models, tables – even the toilets were decorated with shells as Kristine showed her summer collection 2014. The sky was light pink and the sea dark blue as the sun set over the Oslo horizon. Not only had Vikse drawn inspiration from the colors of the sea, but the whole collection reflected how the sea goes from calm and quiet to stormy and dramatic.
This was Kristine Vikse’s seventh women’s collection. She is also the designer behind the children’s clothing brand MeMini.