The Bik Bok Runway Award is an endorsement of young, talented designers. Bik Bok, a vital member of Norway’s largest fashion company, will grant five young designers the opportunity to showcase at Oslo Runway. As a recognition to young talent’s hard work and craft, Bik Bok wants to encourage new designers to pursue a career in fashion and support new prospects within the Norwegian arena.

Nominated designers:
– Must be Norwegian nationals based anywhere, or of any nationality based in Norway.
– Have created a collection that they can showcase.
– Have no investor/ financial partner

In addition, they must fulfill at least one of the following requirements:
– Received national or international media coverage
– Held shows or presentations
– Have designs ready for production
– Have designs available for purchase in stores or online
– Education in fashion/design
– Work experience for established designers

 

How the winner is chosen
A nomination jury will select the 5 finalists. A second jury will select the winner.

The winner will be announced after the showcase in August.

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 Oslo Runway, in February 2018.
– An offer of a mentorship from Bik Bok in their desired field.

 

Application requirements:
The application deadline is June 1st.

The application must include:
– Curriculum vitae with contact information
– A letter of motivation for Bik Bok Runway Award. No more then one page.
– Images of the previous collection, in addition, and optional; work in progress. Look book images is preferred to catwalk images.

Collate your application into a single PDF (no more than five pages), use your name as the file name and send the PDF to bbra@oslorunway.no

The award show will take place during Oslo Runway August 22nd-24th

The 2016 winner

The 2016 Jury

Petra Middelthon

Petra Middelthon is the Fashion Director of ELLE Norway and has held the position for the last 10 years. Middelthon grew up in Kristiansand, Norway, and moved to Paris to study French and Art at the University of Sorbonne when she was 19 years old. She also spent...
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Maria Brinch

Maria Brinch is a visual artist working mainly with tapestries, painting and everyday items. Brinch also writes short prose, and produces the yearly pamphlet The Birthday Paper. She is educated at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo and the School of Visual Arts...
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Camilla Skavern

Camilla Skavern is the Creative Director at Bik Bok, where she has been working for more than 20 years with fashion. As a creative director Camilla works within a broad specter of fashion, campaigns, marketing, concept development, and leadership. She studied at Hyper...
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RANDI HELENE SVENDSEN

Randi Helene Svendsen is the Editor in Chief of Costume magazine. She has been the fashion director in Costume for ten years. She has also been working as a freelance stylist and writer both in Norway and abroad.
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CHARLOTTE BIK BANDLIEN

Charlotte Bik Bandlien is an anthropologist specialized in visual and material culture. Her research on design spans nearly fifteen years in varied contexts nationally and internationally - formerly as strategic brand planner at Bates advertising, and researcher at...
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IDA ERITSLAND

Ida Eritsland (b. 1983, Oslo) is a fashion theorist with a BA in social anthropology and an MA in fashion studies. She is a regular contributor to D2, the lifestyle magazine of Norway’s financial daily Dagens Næringsliv, and teaches fashion theory at several colleges....
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CARMITA CARLSSON

Carmita Carlsson is Managing Director of Metric Design, a design studio based in Oslo. Metric Design has a broad range of work within areas such as meeting spaces, festivals, food, books, music and general identity cases. A few of Metric’s clients are: Øya Festival,...
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TORUNN MYKLEBUST

TORUNN MYKLEBUST Is a  print and textile designer, consulting for for luxury fashion & furniture textiles.  She studied fashion design  at Copenhagen fashion and design academy, and has since then worked for brands like Alexander Mcqueen, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli...
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LASSE FLØDE

Lasse Fløde Lasse Fløde is a Norwegian photographer, originally from a small village on the West Coast of Norway. Based in Oslo and Copenhagen, he travels and work with a wide range of clients and projects. With photographs often described as honest and sincere, he...
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The 2016 Nominations

EDDA GIMNES

Edda Gimnes graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2016, and was named one of ten “Fresh out of Fashion School designers to watch” by the New York Times. Edda’s eclectic expression combines fur, embroidery and prints sketched with her left hand to create a...
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CAMILLA REINFJELL

Camilla Reinfjell is a womenswear designer based in Oslo. She graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2014. Since then she´s been working for several Norwegian fashion labels such as Sølv Studio, Lillunn and ESP. In addition to working freelance Camilla is...
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BROR AUGUST

Bror August is an independent brand based in NYC and Oslo. The founder and designer Bror August Vestbø (1997) focuses a lot on hand techniques in the designs, with the belief that it creates a more personal and emotional relationship with the clothing.

After its...
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BEATE GODAGER

Beate Godager is Fashion Company that offers innovative and sustainable clothing with a conceptual and artistic approach to design. Through Beate Godagers sometimes-futuristic interpretation of the body, she develops contemporary garments for the modern woman. Her...
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ANNE KARINE THORBJØRNSEN

Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen graduated from CSM in London with a MA in 2012 where she startet the self-titulated brand presenting collections both on-/off-schedule LFW as well as through collaborative exhibitions. She relocated to Oslo Summer 2015 where she presented SS16...
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