Bronze to Beckman Student in Designers’ Nest at Copenhagen Fashion Week

By on February 6, 2017

Third prize in the competition Designers’ Nest went to Sissel Kärneskog who goes the second year on the fashion program at Beckmans College of Design.

The debut collection in fierce competition

Sissel raced with her debut collection s.k/86-∞ (forever) that premiered at Beckmans during autumn display In Flux. The collection was assessed in competition with collections from other Nordic design colleges after four criteria; creativity, innovation, originality and potential for commercial success.

International jury

The jury included Sara Maino, senior editor of Italian Vogue and Vogue Talents, Riccardo Baldo, Dean of the European Institute of Design, Mari sole Pastori, a senior consultant at Eyes on Talent, Ane Lynge-Jorlén, fashion researcher, curator and chairman of the Designers’ Nest- juryen and Hitoshi Tajima, principal at Ueda College of Fashion.

I was very surprised to get third place when all the collections were so strong, but I’m obviously super happy! My attitude to go was to get a learning experience, see how the race goes to see what the other schools create. But I got to experience an atmospheric day with wonderful creations, fine people and a place in the final. I got so much more than what I could expect, says Sissel.

Acclaimed collection

Sissel Kärneskog’s collection received much attention after the screening at the school last fall, including Bon, which named her one of those who will change the world in 2017. Her collection is a self-portrait that takes its starting point in the clip doll to play with the garment’s identity and to examine how heteronormativity affected her as a person. Throughout for her collection is experimentation with patchwork and digital printing in 3D.

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