'Part of the New Nordic Talent of the Year prize at the ELLE Style Awards 2014, the winner got to create a special collection for ELLE and MUUSE. Now it’s here! Hurry up and get one of the three updated wardrobe classics: the cape, the top or the dress, all in cobalt blue neoprene - crucial, whether you are a fashionista or if you just have a collector-gene (we dare to guarantee that Damien Ravn will be big!).’
the article, featured ‘out of line’, talks about the ELLE style awards new nordic talent of the year prize and some of damien’s merits until now
'DAMIEN RAVN Architettura anni Venti in versione romantica
Il conseguimento del “New Nordic Talent of the Year” durante gli ultimi Elle Style Awards 2014 a Copenhagen è solo l’ultima di una lunga lista di premi già conquistati. L’eponima collezione di Damien Ravn è nata nel successo: basti pensare come il giovane designer norvegese, con base ad Anversa, sia stato chiamato a disegnare le divise per la Biennale Interieur 2012, ma anche pezzi unici per il rilancio del progetto “Coke VIP” di Coca Cola. Acclamato persino durante l’ultima edizione del festival di Hyères con la sua collezione 2014, Damien mantiene intatta la sua volontà: presentare una sola linea ogni anno’
featured in the style awards supplement of the july issue of ELLE denmark
the article, titled ‘dressed to impress’, features the custom dress designed by damien for the hostess of the ELLE style awards 2014, danish actress iben hjejle
'The show's breathtaking focal point was the evening's hostess, Iben Hjejle, and her four outstandingly beautiful dresses - all created especially for the occasion by four nominated designers. Meet the five stars here!
DAMIEN RAVN Norway Winner of the New Nordic Talent of the Year 'The dress is inspired by the transparent and overlapping colors of the ELLE Style Awards invitation and has several shades of red: from very dark burgundy to the softest pastel pink.'
proud to announce that damien ravn was commissioned by ELLE denmark to design a custom made dress for the danish actress iben hjejle, hostess of the ELLE style awards 2014 in copenhagen, where damien was also awarded the ‘new nordic talent of the year’ award
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
the article, titled 'DAMIEN RAVN', talks about the evolution of damien's style, from the antwerp academy up until his latest collection, and his work as a design teacher at the warsaw fine arts academy
'Graduado por the Royal Academy of Fine Arts de Antwerp, profesor en Warsaw Fine Arts y director creativo de su marca homónima. En su nueva collección traduce la arquitectura expresionista de 1920's en voluminosas prendas monocromas.'
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.