This week AKNVAS, an advanced-contemporary brand, debuted their Fall/ Winter 2021 collection on the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Runway360 platform during New York Fashion Week. The Fall/Winter 2021 AKNVAS collection is created from a lens, which is looking at a world, in which we are all seeking comfort and safety.
Creative Director Christian Juul Nielsen’s inspiration journey took him to revisit his roots while living in Paris and Copenhagen.
The results are couture-inspired corset details, mixed with comfortable oversized sweatshirts, and square shapes of LEGO-inspired geometric patterns and zig zags.
Per Christian Juul Nielsen, we are in a world where everything is becoming more and more contrasted, so the idea of playing with silhouettes and shapes is fascinating. Body-conscious ribbed dresses placed against oversized coats is a respite from daily life in a world of lockdown and social distancing.
As we wish for couture, we currently have an airy need for comfort. The collection features an extended knitwear collection, including: body conscious strappy tops, nylon ribbon knitted sweaters, oversized cropped woolen cable knit sweaters and tight little neon pink cashmere tops.
To shop AKNVAS latest collection please visit: https://aknvas.com/.
F/W 2021 Collection Credits:
- Founder and Creative Director : CHRISTIAN JUUL NIELSEN
- Model : VERONIKA VILIM
- Model : DANIEL VAN DER DEEN
- Lookbook Photographer : MARC RICHARD TOUSIGNANT
- Video Director and Art Director : CYRIL GUYOT
- Film Director of photography : GEOFFREY TAYLOR
- Hair and Make-up : CECILIA ROMERO
AKNVAS is an advanced-contemporary brand designed by creative director Christian Juul Nielsen. After spending years at design houses including Dior (working under John Galliano and Raf Simons) and Oscar de la Renta, Nielsen endeavored to launch his own brand, while also currently serving as the Creative Director of Herve Leger. The brand has quickly become a favorite of Kate Bosworth, Emily Blunt, and Emilia Clark. The winner for the Rising Star Womenswear award in 2020, the brand is sold on Rent the Runway, in select boutiques, and on the brand’s e-commerce site.
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