Oslo Runway 2018
OSLO RUNWAY is a Norwegian fashion event, established in 2015, where brands showcase their upcoming collections to press, buyers and influencers. Each winter and late summer, OSLO RUNWAY hosts Norway’s largest fashion event in Oslo, displaying the cutting edge of established and new Norwegian design talent.
Featured Runway Showcase and Designers
Epilouge was established in 2004 by Eva Emanuelsen, the brands founder and head designer. Epilogue has a ready to wear approach to the premium segment, made for enlightened, modern women. The collections are made to last beyond seasons with new pieces and reinvent classics in a contemporary merge of traditional fabrics, silhouettes and techniques. The brand originates from a classic sartorial wardrobe, where the focus for all seasons is to facilitate unique collections, to empower women through defined and strong silhouettes. Their continuous encounter of Nordic women that emanates confidence in their lifestyle and mindset, is all over a great influence for Epilogue. Since the launch in 2004, the brand have applied architectural lines in their pieces, which preserve a flair of Oslo where Epilogue is based and created.
An epilogue is often a concluding section that rounds out the design of a literary work or the final scene in a play that comments on or summarizes the main action — the brands own favourite; the concluding section of a musical composition.
Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen
Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen launched her eponymous fashion practice after graduating from Central Saint Martins MA in 2012, where she was awarded the Armani Scholarship under the late Professor Louise Wilson OBE. She has presented collections both on-/off-schedule LFW, PWF and Oslo Runway as well as exhibited at Center For Style/Melbourne, Diorama/Oslo and Amaze/Stockholm. In August 2016 she won the Bik Bok Runway Award through Oslo Runway.A continuous fascination with the fold and its connotations in relation to the contemporary milieu is at the core of her practice. She is currently stocked at Rare Market/Seoul, HanStyle/Seoul, Raesthete/Macao and NOLM/Sydney.
Cala Jade is a brand devoted to the world of sophisticated, handcrafted leather bags and accessories, with the goal of making timeless pieces with attitude. At the heart of their design philosophy is the contrast and connection between the feminine and refined Cala, and the androgynous and daring Jade. Together, they are disturbingly seductive. Cala Jade puts effort in designing functional objects with an edgy, yet timeless aesthetic in fine quality materials, including leather. Finding inspiration in architecture, art, fashion, and people that make you think or look twice, Cala Jade’s designs are ultimately fulfilled through everyday use and real life experiences.
byTiMo was created by Tine Mollatt in 2004 and is a label for the modern romantic, with feather-light, flowery dresses and a seventies vibe. Tine Mollatt gathers influences all over the globe, and collects vintage treasures from Tokyo to Paris. Everything is designed in-house: the prints, embroideries, beadings, and knits are all designed and made by the byTiMo-team. The brand works ethically and sustainably, both considering the production process as well as their Social entrepreneurship in Oslo, where the thought is to give back to the local community.
byTiMo have dressed people from the Crown Princesses of Norway and Sweden, to Kate Middleton, as well as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Jenner. byTiMo is currently present in more than 700 shops worldwide, including Barneys New York, Goop, Browns and Beymen. The brand has two Concept Stores in Oslo, and has presented at five previous Oslo Runways.
IBEN is a Norwegian premium lifestyle brand established in 2014, with high quality clothing that represents a free, llaid-back mindset. Relaxed and layered silhouettes define the look, with distinct colour palettes as an important part of each collection. The collections emphasize materials and textures that are often heavy and rigid, such as English corduroy and Italian denim. The brand is known for its recognizable, premium knits and masculine cut overcoats. IBEN aimes to provide self-made women with the wardrobe they need to communicate their identity and way of life.
Line of Oslo
Line of Oslo - After working twenty years in the fashion industry with several brands, agencies and stores, Line Varner wanted to create the brand she felt was missing. As a result, Line of Oslo was founded in 2006. Starting with must-have basics, the brand has now grown to offer a full collection, from soft knits to jeans and dresses. Line of Oslo strives to make an effortless wardrobe that the strong & independent woman needs for a busy lifestyle, with garments she can easily dress up and down, that complement her shape, and follows the vision; feel good every day! Line of Oslo is a well-established clothing brand in Scandinavia, with 250 wholesalers, and also retails in Germany, England, Spain, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Pia Tjelta. As an actress, Pia Tjelta has spent years surrounded by costumes made by the tailors at the National Theatre in Oslo. She has always put a lot of effort in interpreting her characters through the possibilities given by clothing. Inspired by her love for the theatre, the great dramas and movie icons throughout time, her designs focus on choice of materials and attention to detail. The design team, which consist of Tjelta, fashion designer Nina Amble and print designer Torunn Myklebust, aims for a timeless flattering look that can be worn by generation after generation.