BIO: AKNVAS was founded in 2019 by Danish designer Christian Juul Nielsen. This advanced contemporary brand focuses on thoughtful, well-designed and innovative clothing for discerning and dynamic women and men. Clients can expect luxury level products designed to move seamlessly from day to evening, with a focus on 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 a similar attention to detail. Since launching the brand, it has quickly become a favorite of celebrities including Issa Rae, Nick Jonas, Mary J Blige, Kerry Washington, Kate Bosworth, Sabrina Carpenter, and Emilia Clarke.
The collection is currently sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, FRWD.com, other specialty stores and on the brand’s e-commerce site. AKNVAS was also named the 2020 Fashion Group International best new womenswear designer and 2021 best new menswear designer as well as a 2023 US Fashion Trust finalist.
ASSOCIATION TO FGI: FGI Rising Star Winner