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
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.
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
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
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
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.
proud to announce that damien ravn is selected by walt disney to redesign minnie mouse for their upcoming exhibition, titled ‘maison minnie mouse’, at the MoMu fashion museum in antwerp
'to celebrate our beloved and iconic minnie mouse, disney partnered with five young designers in belgium to create maison minnie mouse, modelled by top belgian model, amélie lens. we’ll have more info to come on this amazing new line inspired by minnie’s looks over the years (recognize her purple outfit from the gallopin’ gaucho?), but until then, take a look at what these creative fashion designers created.’
photo/ tine claerhout model/ amélie lens
big thanks to walt disney belgium, pure, tine claerhout, momu and amélie!
Michelle Violy Harper wearing Damien Ravn at the H&M Design Award 2014 grand jury
Joined by Erdem, Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, H&M’s Creative Advisor Margareta Van Den Bosch, Vogue Italia's Senior Editor Sara Maino, British Vogue's Executive Fashion Editor Serena Hood and H&M's Creative Head of Design Ann-Sofie Johansson.
featured on ELLE.be in an article titled ‘a young “belgian designer” shortlisted for the ELLE style awards in copenhagen’ which talks about the pre-selection for the ‘new nordic talent of the year 2014’ competition by ELLE and muuse
ELLE STYLE AWARDS - NEW NORDIC TALENT OF THE YEAR 2014
damien ravn is in the running for the ELLE style award - new nordic talent of the year 2014 on MUUSE.
the first phase of this contest is a public vote to select just 25 semi-finalists. the 25 designers with the most votes will be presented to a panel of ELLE’s scandinavian fashion editors, who will nominate 3 finalists and then 1 winner from amongst them.
the deadline for voting is january 24th 2014 at 12 noon GMT.
We take note when designers leap out of their own; so, when Damien Ravn, the first Norwegian graduate from Antwerp Royal Academy, currently teaching BA and MA Fashion at the Warsaw Fine Arts Academy got in contact with us, we didn’t linger to ask for an interview.
As it turns out, Ravn was always highly interested in fashion, but only gave it a serious attempt after he started studying at the Scandinavian Design College in Denmark. Currently running his own label in Antwerp, Damien Ravn has more than just designing clothes on his future agenda.
'I think any inspiration that is instantly visible is not good.'
From the polar circle in Norway to the Royal Academy Of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Damien Ravn enchanted us with his personal story. A family of fishermen, tailors and teachers marked the language of this young boy who grew up between wild woods and the North Sea. He inherited his compulsive obsession with millimeters and his attention for detail from his parents, knowing he would become a designer. Only five years after his degree, he is already a teacher, an art director and the designer of his own label. He knows perfectly the value of time and he stands for the concept of slow fashion which is the base of quality craftsmanship. He’s collecting prizes and mentions all over the world from the Flanders Fashion Institute on 2010 to de Festival d’Hyères on 2013. Last year he also won the competition to design the outfits for Biennale Interieur, one of the most prestigious design biennales in the world.
in addition to the designer focus editorial, damien ravn is teaming up with long time collaborator underground shoes for the NJAL competition and will be giving away a black damien ravn 3D spacer dress and a pair of double platform penny loafers to one lucky winner!
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