Bik Bok Runway Award 2018 Nominating jury

Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen (b. 1982, Oslo, Norway) is a fashion designer and winner of the first-ever Bik Bok Runway Award in 2016. After graduating from Central Saint Martins, where she was awarded the Armani Scholarship under the late Professor Louise Wilson OBE, she launched her eponymous label in 2012. Thorbjørnsen has presented her work on and off schedule at the fashion weeks in London, Melbourne, Stockholm and Oslo. She is also a guest lecturer at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo and Goldsmiths University in London.

Admir Batlak
Designer

Admir Batlak is one of Norway’s top fashion designers, who work in the intersection between art and fashion. He has shown his works at Gallery Riis, The Munch Museum, Kunstnernes Hus, Kunstnerforbundet and 1857 Oslo, among other places. In 2017 he received the Costume Award, Norway’s prime fashion award, for best Norwegian designer. He holds a BA from Istituto Marangoni in Milan.

Photo: Ivar Kvaal

Alexander Norheim
Casting Director

Norway’s most popular casting director discovered the world of fashion by watching Top Model as a teen. He eventually became a street style photographer, but his fascinations for models lead him into casting.  As part of Team Models, Norway’s largest modeling agency, he incorporates the industry into his everyday life. Now, a photographer and model scout/agent, Alexander is based in Oslo, Norway.

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Hege Aurelie Badendyck
Founder, editor in chief of The Cool Girl, stylist and consultant

Hege is the founder and editor of the online magazine The Cool Girl, a stylist and a consultant. She’s the former fashion director at Costume magazine and later the Editor-in-Chief. Hege has a bachelor in Social Anthropology and History of Religion from the University of Oslo.

Photo: Karoline Brenden Skaug

Ida Elise Eide Einarsdóttir
Editor in chief of Melk & Honning

An editor, fashion writer and lecturer at School of Fashion Industry, Ida has ten years of experience from the fashion industry as editor and writer for publications such as VIXEN Magazine, and daily newspapers VG and Dagbladet. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oslo.

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Ida Eritsland
Fashion Theorist and journalist

Ida Eritsland is one of the top fashion journalists in Norway. She writes for D2, the Friday suppliment of Dagens Næringsliv (Norway’s main business daily), and is a lecturer at Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Westerdals School of Communications. Ida holds a master’s degree in fashion theory from Stockholm University.

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Jonna Bergh
Editor in chief STYLEBY

Born and raised close to the Norwegian border on the Swedish side, and with close connection to the culture life in her ”favorite city in the world” as she calls Oslo, Jonna’s professional career has developed from being a pop culture reporter at Sweden’s then largest daily newspaper to being editor-in-chief of the Swedish editions of Cosmopolitan and Glamour. In 2011, she co-founded STYLEBY together with Elin Kling and had been running the media brand (which now is more than a magazine) since. She lives in Stockholm.

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Michael Olestad Nybråten
Designer

Michael Olestad Nybråten is the designer of Michael Olestad, for which he won the Bik Bok Runway Award in 2018. Nybråten holds a Diploma in art and design from London College of Fashion and a bachelor’s degree in fashion from Middlesex University. Nybråten has designed womenswear with Acne Studios in Stockholm, as well as Ann-Sofie Back and Meadham Kirchhoff.

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Ragnhild Brochmann
Art and fashion historian

An art- and fashion historian with an MA in aesthetics/ fashion theory from the University of Oslo, Ragnhild has written extensively on the development of style in Norway over the past ten years.  She has also been a film and theater critic, and a journalist at Norway’s national broadcaster NRK. She currently works as a writer and illustrator, and pens her own column, The Aesthete (Estetikeren), in weekly Morgenbladet. She is also the editor and moderator of the debate forum Tableau Talks.

Photo: Tove Sivertsen

Thatiana Campelo Hjertum
Headbuyer womenswear & partner / YME universe

In her “past life”, Thatiana was a junior lawyer at Brazil largest media group, O Globo, but after moving to Norway in 2006, she started to work as a fashion buyer and launched her own fashion agency. In 2014, they opened YME Universe, a two-story concept store on Oslo’s main street, where she has been head buyer womenswear and one of the first buyers in Scandinavian betting on the new era of streetwear.

Photo: Pernille Sandberg