Kristian Aadnevik A/W 07/08 Collection Valerie
A/W 07/08 Collection Valerie
Kristian Aadnevik unveiled his strongest collection to date, “Valerie” A/W 07/08, at London Fashion Week last month. The extravagant show, hosted at the Norwegian Ambassador’s residents on Billionaire’s Road, showcased Kristian’s immaculately tailored dresses, coats & trousers all handcrafted from lavish materials.
The A/W 07 collection â€œValerieâ€ inspired by â€œValerie and Her Week of Wondersâ€ draws on Kristianâ€™s love for the mystery, superstition and romance of ancient Gothic tales.
â€œThis is a surreal dream of a dream: naive beauty meets vampires and lusty priests in a strange orgy of intriguesâ€. Kristian Aadnevik
Part fairy tale, part Gothic horror, â€œValerieâ€ contrasts wickedness with innocence using tightly sculptured layers with floating drape in deep shades of indigo, electric blue, metallic silver dove and black. The collection features smouldering dresses in soft chiffons, shimmering silk jersey and layered metallic leather jewelled with large silver pendants; cropped jackets with intricate shoulder detailing and flourished collars; voluminous waist-pinched coats crafted in luxurious fabrics and full length evening gowns adorned with ruffled suede, silver chains and majestic feathers.
Kristian has been hailed by Sunday Times Style Colin McDowell and Elle magazines as one of the UKâ€™s hottest and exciting young talents, British designers. Since breaking away from Charles Jourdan last year to concentrate on his own design label, Kristian Aadnevik has attracted attention from high profile clients, including The Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit and UK solo artist Jamelia, who wears a selection of Kristianâ€™s dresses for her latest album cover and music videos.
Kristian Aadnevik, is a 29 year old Norwegian and has an MA from Londonâ€™s Royal College of Art (2002) and a background in tailoring. He set up his own label in 2004. His collections bordering on couture have a dark edge contrasting volume and embellishment with sharp tailoring, slim cut silhouette and refined detailing using the finest materials. During his years at RCA he won several awards and worked as a design assistant for Alexander McQueen. Aadnevik has designed collections for several respected international labels including chief-designer for Charles Jourdan Paris, for Japan.
Paris Designer Show TRANOI Femme 1st-4th March 2007 Stand A3 Montaigne 7 rond-point des Champs Elysees. Paris 8. Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt