Oslo Runway is a national display platform established in 2015. The platform showcases Norway’s most exciting design talents, fashion and lifestyle brands. The annual event functions as a meeting place for the creative industry and a front-row view of the intersection between fashion, lifestyle, art, and culture.
The organisations purpose is to strengthen the positioning of Norwegian design locally, as well as in targeted international markets, through joint communicative efforts to promote and sell Norwegian aesthetics combined with ethics.
“Sustainability is a core focus area for Oslo Runway. As a national display platform, we have a commitment to contribute and shape new mindsets and practices for a more sustainable industry.”
Elin Odh Carlsen, CEO of Oslo Runway
In 2021, Oslo Runway, Norwegian Fashion Hub and Copenhagen Fashion Week joined forces to implement CPHFW's 2023 Sustainability Requirements in the Norwegian fashion and lifestyle industry. From 2023, we will introduce sustainability criteria for all brands that want to participate at Oslo Runway. In addition, we will introduce a separate set of criteria that runs on the event.
Oslo Runway helps new designers and emerging brands at various stages of their businesses through its support initiatives DS FASHION TALENT AWARD supported by DS Automobiles and OSLO RUNWAY NEXT.
Every year the organisation hands out the national honorary award OSLO RUNWAY TRIBUTE AWARD. The award, whose purpose is to promote sustainable value creation within the Norwegian design industry, is granted to a Norwegian fashion or lifestyle brand, or a designer that has excelled in the past year. Previous winners have been LIVID (2021) and TOM WOOD (2022).