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ELLE DENMARK / JUNE 2014

featured in the june issue of ELLE denmark

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the article, titled ‘new nordic talent of the year damien ravn’, covers the backstage moment with aura dione after receiving the ‘new nordic talent of the year’ award at the the ELLE style awards in copenhagen

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Suit from Raf Simons, shirt from Dior Homme, bow tie from Saint Laurent. Presenter: Aura Dione. Dress from Gucci, necklaces from Chanel and Boucheron.

You made a dress for Iben Hjejle and knew before that you would win, because you got to design a capsule collection on sale from August on. Has it been difficult to keep it a secret?
Damien: Can I say now that I knew? Yes, it has been very difficult and I only told my nearest family.

What did you look most forward to tonight, Aura?
Aura: To hand out the award for this important category and to party with the creme de la creme.

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ELLE STYLE AWARDS 2014

the annual ELLE style awards gala, celebrating danish and nordic fashion, was held at the DR concert hall in copenhagen, denmark on the evening of may 19th, 2014

damien ravn received the ‘new nordic talent of the year’ award on stage from the beautiful and talented danish singer, aura dione

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photos/ katharina dahlstrom for MUUSE

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DAMIEN RAVN WINS ELLE STYLE AWARDS 2014 ‘NEW NORDIC TALENT OF THE YEAR’

very proud and honoured to announce that damien ravn was awarded the ‘new nordic talent of the year’ award at the ELLE style awards in copenhagen on the 19th of may

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Named by editors from ELLE Scandinavia, the ELLE Style Awards “New Nordic Talent of the Year” award has been given to the Norwegian fashion designer, Damien Ravn. 

In celebration of this début award, the Danish fashion brand MUUSE joined forces with ELLE inviting design talent from the five Nordic countries to enter the competition. Ravn was chosen for his innovative use of modern materials and couture-like volumes achieved in the form of a sculptural evening coat and dress. In turn, Ravn will be invited to design a capsule collection under the MUUSE label sold on elle.dk and muuse.com as of August 2014.

"Every garment in this collection is made is out of a single piece of fabric carefully cut on a 45 or 90 degree angle. I feel that a design should never be sacrificed over a concept. The design is what’s most important, not the aspirational idea.

 It’s a great honor for me to receive the ELLE New Nordic Talent of the Year award and to get such wonderful recognition for my work. Tak så meget!” -Damien Ravn

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ELLE DENMARK / MAY 2014

featured in the may issue of ELLE Denmark

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the article, titled ‘…AND THE NOMINEES ARE’, features all the finalists for the ELLE style awards 2014, including damien ravn and the two other ‘new nordic talent of the year’ nominees

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'15. NEW NORDIC TALENT OF THE YEAR 2014
damien ravn reinterprets classics like the cape and the little black dress, with surprising choice of materials, in a beautiful and wearable way.’ 

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GLOBE AND MAIL / APRIL 2014

featured in globe and mail’s globe style advisor april issue

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the article, titled ‘antwerp fix’, talks about the wave of up-and-coming designers in antwerp and features a damien ravn SS14 look

'Like the view of the city and port from Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), Damien Ravn’s neoprene vest with oversized pockets is in a class all by itself.'

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text by amy verner
styling by andrew sardone

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FESTIVAL HYÈRES 2014 / THE FORMERS SHOWROOM

very happy to announce that damien ravn is invited to take part in the ‘formers showroom’, for select hyères alumni, during festival hyères 2014. damien presents his SS14 collection ‘gamut’, which is nominated for the ELLE style awards ‘new nordic talent of the year 2014’, and the ‘maison minnie mouse’ silhouette made for walt disney’s exhibition at the momu fashion museum in antwerp

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Festival Hyères assists and supports former winners by inviting them to present their collections free of charge and thus benefit from the presence of media and industry members during the festival.

http://www.villanoailles-hyeres.com/hyeres2014/en/exhibitions/the-formers

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E TV / MAISON MINNIE MOUSE OPENING NIGHT

featured in an interview on E TV’s coverage of the maison minnie mouse opening night at the MoMu fashion museum in antwerp

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interview at the 00:50 mark