Bronze in Designers’ Nest at Copenhagen Fashion Week
Third prize in the competition Designers' Nest was awarded to Sissel Kärneskog who currently studies her second year at the Fashion program.
Debut collection in fierce competition
Sissel competed with her debut collection s.k/86–∞ (forever) which was first shown at Beckmans' In Flux last November. The collection was assessed by four criteria: creativity, innovation, originality and commercial potential in competition with collections from other Nordic design colleges.
The jury consisted of Sara Maino, Senior Editor of Vogue Italia and Vogue Talent, Riccardo Baldo, dean of the European Institute of Design, Marisole Pastori, Senior Consultant at Eyes on Talent, Ane Lynge-Jorlén, Fashion Researcher, Curator and Chairman of the Designers’ Nest jury, and Hitoshi Tajima, Vice Chancellor of UEDA College of Fashion.
"I was very surprised at being awarded the third prize as all of the collections were very good, but I'm obviously very happy. My aim with the competition was to get a learning experience, see how the competition is done and to see what the other schools create. But I got to experience an atmospheric day with wonderful creations, fantastic people, and a place in the finals. I got so much more than I expected," says Sissel.
Successful debut collection
Sissel Kärneskog's collection was widely reported on after the fashion show at Beckmans in the fall, Bon Magazine for instance, appointed her as one of those who will change the world in 2017. Her collection in a self-portrait that plays with a garment's identity and examines how heteronormativity has affected her as a person. The collection is throughout characterized by experiments with patchwork and 3D digital prints.