AKNVAS 2023 Fashion Trust Awards

Christian Juul Nielsen of AKNVAS was named a finalist for the 2023 Fashion Trust Award!
The award ceremony took place Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

The FASHION TRUST U.S. is a nonprofit initiative dedicated to discovering, funding, and nurturing young design talent with the aim of helping them build their label into a thriving global brand. Winners are awarded financial grants and mentorships covering budget, strategy, digital, merchandising, and general business support.

To help bring attention to the initiative and assemble a strong group of Patrons and Donors, the Fashion Trust U.S. will be guided under the leadership of Laura Brown, Anne Crawford, Tania Fares, Tan France, Samira Nasr, and Karla Welch, with Shay Gipson as program director. The advisory board members include Mike Amiri, Carmen Busquets, Jack McCollough, and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Fernando Garcia, Amy Griffin, Bethann Hardison, Kate Hudson, Simon Huck, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Miranda Kerr, Jerry Lorenzo, Alastair McKimm, Jennifer Meyer, Sara Moonves, Arianne Phillips, Kate Young, and Law Roach.

The Ready to Wear Award designer finalists included Agbobly, Aisling Camps, AKNVAS, Elena Velez, and Puppets & Puppets. 
Award attendees included Kate Beckinsale, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Paula Abdul, Demi Moore, Olivia Wilde, Ciara, Paris Jackson, Miranda Kirr, Tracee Ellis Ross, Storm Reid, Kiernan Shipka, and more.

AKNVAS was founded in 2019 by Danish designer Christian Juul Nielsen. This advanced contemporary brand focuses on thoughtful, well-designed, innovative clothing for discerning and dynamic women and men. Clients can expect luxury-level products designed to move seamlessly from day to evening, focusing on the drape, flattering silhouettes, innovative knits, and an elevated palette. Drawing from Nielsen’s previous roles at Dior and Oscar de la Renta, the brand incorporates design techniques from his time designing couture gowns with each garment crafted with similar attention to detail. Since launching the brand, it has quickly become a favorite of celebrities including Kate Bosworth, Nick Jonas, Mary J Blige, Sabrina Carpenter, and Emilia Clarke. 

The collection is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, FRWD.com, Intermix, other specialty stores, and on the brand’s e-commerce site. In 2020, the Fashion Group International named the brand the year’s best new womenswear designer at their Rising Star Awards, and in 2021, the best new menswear designer.
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About Christian Juul Nielsen

After holding design positions at European design houses including Dior and Nina Ricci, Christian Juul Nielsen has launched his own collection, AKNVAS. Nielsen says, “I started AKNVAS because I see a gap in the market: interesting and effortless styles designed for women who are professionals, lead dynamic lives and are engaged with the world around them. I am creating clothing for women who seek pieces that break the mold of traditional work-wear by creating garments that play with color, texture and drape while keeping a flattering silhouette top of mind.” Christian Juul Nielsen lives in New York, where he works as the Creative Director of Herve Leger.


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