New collection from Aadnevik

 Type:Culture, Fashion
 Location:England, London

Norwegian designer Kristian Aadnevik is back at the London Fashion Week with his latest collection inspired by a midsummer night's dream.

With an MA from the Royal College of Art (RCA) and a tailoring background; the 27-year-old Aadnevik from Bergen, Norway, has now established his own label with yet another show for London Fashion Week. By contrasting volume and embellishment with sharp tailoring, a slim cut silhouette and refined detailing, - always using the finest materials; his collections possesses a dark edge often bordering couture. During his years at RCA, he won several awards and worked as a design assistant for Alexander McQueen. Aadnevik has been designing collections for several respected international labels and is currently the chief-designer for Charles Jourdan Paris for Japan.

Of his latest collection, Aadnevik says: "The collection is vaguely inspired by a midsummer nights dream. The contrast and integration of the enchanting world of the grand ballroom, and the seductive temptations of sexual mysticism. The intrigue of the clear and revealing of the day, against the luminous and mysterious of the night; sharply fitted tailoring against floaty voluminous drape, fetish meets elegancy, masculine against feminine."

Aadnevik's show will take place at Lindley Hall, The Toyal Horticultural Halls, 80 Vincent Sq, sponsored by OnIOff, on 20 September.

Following his previous collections, Aadnevik has received positive feedback in the UK:

  • “Kristian Aadnevik is being championed as the latest saviour of British fashion” - Gareth Edwards for OnIOff)
  • “One of London’s exciting new, young talents” - Colin McDowell for The Sunday Times

London Fashion Week runs from 18-22 September.

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A model showcases Aadnevik's designs at London Fashion Week in February 2006