KRISTIAN AADNEVIK AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16 READY-TO-WEAR LONDON FASHION WEEK
KRISTIAN AADNEVIK is a London based womenswear label, originally created by the Norwegian born designer. The label’s defining themes are a blend of opulence, sensuality and gloom. It first received critical acclaim after exhibiting edgy creations for Milan Fashion Week, in collaboration with Donatella Versace, who named Kristian Aadnevik as her protégée. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Aadnevik initially took on prestigious design roles in some of the most powerful houses, such as Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli. The Kristian Aadnevik label has since been reestablished as a new design partnership between Kristian Aadnevik and Hila Biton-Aadnevik. Together, in their Knightsbridge Atelier, the pair creates the luxury-handcrafted garments, alongside their couture team.
Due to a tailoring background, all patterns are built on the body, working with natural effeminate shapes, contrasting sharp cuts and soft layering and drapes. The Kristian Aadnevik aesthetic is a contrast between dark and light – the hard and passionate, against feminine, vulnerable beauty. Each collection is particularly inspired by mysterious landscapes, majestic architecture and the wild and exotic. The design duo fuse together alluring shades, luxury leathers and lavish embellishments, to evoke these diverse, rich settings and striking cultures.