Look to Norway for fashion!
Influencers from all over the world are wearing Norwegian designes for the moment.
Never before have fashion industry been more keen to dress up actresses like Lena Dunham, artists like Lady Gaga and Supermodel sisters Gigi and Belle Hadid in Norwegian brands.
Brands like EBBA, Iben, elle&il, Aphru, STAY and Eben are all up and coming brands in Scandinavia. So if you are a fashionista looking for trends, you should check out these amazing brands.
Gigi Hadid and Lady Gaga was last year seen wearing EBBA in a private setting out with friends.
Inspired by a love of sophisticated femininity, Stavanger-born Cecilie Melli established her self-titled brand in Oslo in 2004 with the mission of creating exquisite womenswear crafted from the finest lace, silks and other luxurious fabrics. Alongside her womenswear line, Melli also designs cocktail dresses, accessories and a beautiful bridal gown range, the latter of which features a vintage aesthetic and soft, yet edgy color palette – think creamy whites and dusky pinks contrasting with emerald greens and vibrant yellows – and has proved popular Norwegian brides-to-be. Her much-loved designs are now sold at over 40 stores throughout Norway and via her own boutique in central Oslo.
Bergen-born designer Kristian Aadnevik is one of Norway’s most acclaimed fashion talents and burst onto the international scene at Milan Fashion Week in 2008 in collaboration with fashion legend Donatella Versace who named him a “Protégé of Versace.” Following his graduation from London’s Royal College of Art, Aadnevik worked at design powerhouses including Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli, but today is better known for his Knightsbridge-based label, which he runs in partnership with wife and fellow designer Hila Bitton-Aadnevik. Aadnevik creates signature couture womenswear lines that effortlessly blend soft, feminine beauty with sharp, edgy cuts.
Lisbeth L Berg
Fashion designer Lisbeth Løvbak Berg brings a fresh, new perspective to the fashion world: focusing on organic, recycled and up-cycled fabrics, she crafts environmentally-friendly designs that blend high quality tailoring and eco-ethics. Following stints at British design houses, including luxury womenswear label HEMYCA and couture bridal wear brand Phillipa Lepley, Løvbak Berg debuted her first collection ‘Decay in Beauty’ in London in 2010 and from there grew her own brand, L-L-B which through her creative, urban-edged designs aims to offer ethical clothing that lasts beyond the fleeting fashion seasons.
Following the debut of her first collection in 2006, designer Fam Irvoll’s trademark quirky and colorful designs have been worn by celebrity fans including Katy Perry and Lady Gaga and featured in high-profile magazines like Vogue Italia and Dazed and Confused. Since 2012, Irvoll has been a regular at London Fashion Week and in 2014, she collaborated with British fashion brand Topshop to stage a pop-up shop at its flagship Oxford Circus store showcasing pieces from her SS14 collection ‘Call The Exterminator’ – a wildlife-inspired line featuring bird and flower printed, cartoon-like designs.
Clean by Christina Ledang is an abbreviation for Christina Ledang Essentials and Necessities. The aesthetic is a forever blend of streetwear meeting high fashion. Feminine silhouettes and impeccable craftsmanship in exclusive materials is styled with college sweaters and belts carrying the brands logo in bold letters. Ever so preoccupied with how identity speaks through the way of dressing and the notion of the impact of mood and environment, Christinas is constantly aiming to not have a too defined identity as a brand, but allowing play and her passion for clothing, textiles and silhouettes, be at the core. In that way allowing each collection to have its own identity.
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