BIK BOK RUNWAY AWARD
We are happy to announce that the winner of Bik Bok Runway Awards 2016 is Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen.
The jury’s motivation is as follow:
“The collection is unique and has an edge as it as the same time is wearable. Thorbjørnsen is innovative, has a focus on details and her choice of material is well thought through. We believe that Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen has what it takes to succeed both national and international.
The jury wants to emphasize that all of the nominees deserves appreciation. We believe in the five of them and are looking forward to follow them in the future. They have all impressed us big, good luck going forward!”
The winner will receive:
- A prize of 100,000 NOK, which may be used for creation of a new collection or production of existing designs.
- A full show of the designer’s new collection, hosted by OSLRW, in February 2017.
- An offer to get a mentor from Bik Bok in their desired field.
The Bik Bok Runway Award is an endorsement of young, talented designers. As part of Norway’s largest fashion company, Bik Bok gives five young designers the opportunity to showcase at OSLRW. Young talents deserve attention for their hard work and dedication to their craft. Recognizing and encouraging talent is important in order to inspire more young people to take a chance on fashion, which is important to Bik Bok and the entire industry.
How do we select designers?
A jury of five, will each submit three designers in prioritized order based on a list of requirements.
Must be Norwegian nationals based anywhere, or of any nationality based in Norway
Have created a collection which they can showcase
In addition, they must fulfill at least one of the following requirements:
Received national or international media coverage
Held shows or presentations
Have no investor/ financial partner
Designs ready for production
Designs available for purchase in stores or online
Education in fashion/design
Work experience for established designers