Young Norwegian Fashion Design Award Winner

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Winner of the 2017 Bik Bok Runway Award (BBRA) will be announced tonight at the Marble Room at Sentralen in Oslo. Five nominees will present their new collections.

For the second year, The BBRA is acknowledging young design talents.  The award ceremony is a collaboration between Bik Bok, a part of the Varner Group, and Oslo Runway, who replaced Oslo Fashion Week in 2015.

The winner is awarded a cash prize of 100,000 NOK (appr.12,500USD) to be used for production of a new collection and materials. The winner will also have her/his own show at Oslo Runway in February next year.

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BBTA nominees 2017

The nominees for the 2017 Bik Bok Runway Award are:

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Edda Gimnes. Photo: Yoo Sun

Edda Gimnes
Edda has a Bachelor degree from London College of Fashion and was one of ten Fresh-Out-of-School Designers to Watch in The New York Times. Edda won the BETA Saga Fur competition award in London 2015 and recently the Designer for Tomorrow Award in Berlin with Alber Elbaz as her patron. Edda Gimnes combines print, fur and embroidery in an aesthetic and eclectic way.

Edda Gimnes is looking forward to present her latest collection in Oslo tonight.

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Kit Wan.Photo: Felix Glasmeyer

Kit Wan Studios
Kit Wan studios is a newly established design studio based in Oslo. Designer Kit Wan is originally from Hong Kong with a Master degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and a Bachelor in “Knitwear Specialism” from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. All of his design shows a strong reference to his Asian background.

His design is bold and colorful. «To be nominated to the Bik Bok Runaway Award is an honor a proof of the fact that fashion is embracing cultural differences» says Kit Wan.

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Michael Olestad. Photo: Alexander Norheim

Michael Olestad
Michael Olestad Nybråten has a Foundation Diploma from The London College of Design and a Bachelor degree from Middlesex University. He launched his first collection last year, and it was an immediate success.

Michael has been a designer for the Stockholm based Acne Studios as well as for Ann-Sofie Back and Meadham Kirchoff. His design is recognized for his use of color, textiles and drapes.

“My aim is always to do something better,” says Micael Olestad Nybråten.

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Moiré. Photo: Therese Fische

 Designstudio Moiré
Mouré was established in 2013 by Charlotte Fische and Linn Brevik-Riberio. Both have a Bachelor from The Arts Institute at Bournemouth. Their own label was founded last year. Moiré focuses on tailoring, unique details, timeless cuts and high quality fabrics. Some describe their fashion as “a maximalist version of the Scandinavian, feminine minimalism.”

“The nomination gives us the chance to develop our collections,” say Charlotte Fische and Linn Brevik-Riberio.

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Raske Rever. Photo: Solveig Aksnes

Raske Rêvêr
The brand was established in 2013 by the designer duo Lise Kristindatter Mortensen and Solveig Aksnes. They have a Bachelor and a Master in design respectively from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The duo is outspoken politically in their work (focus on animal welfare and environmental protection). The result is somewhere between technical sportswear and fashion.

They are participating tonight with their 2018 collection “Jouer toute la Journée”, which they call a tropical riding/rolling/bathing collection.

The winner the of the 2017 Bik Bok Runway Award (BBRA) was Michael Olestad

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