The Designers’ Nest Award show, held last week as part of Copenhagen Fashion Week, presented collections by graduate students from seven Scandinavian design schools including Danmark’s Designskole in Copenhagen, Designskolen in Kolding, TEKO in Herning, Beckmanns College of Design in Stockholm, Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki, the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Textilhögskolan in Borås.
This year’s winner is Magnus Löppe, a 25-year old design student from TEKO design school in Herning from Estonia. The first runner-up was Stephanie Sikkes, also from TEKO, and second runner-up was Stefan Autzen from Danmarks Designskole.
Winner: Magnus Löppe
First Runner Up: Stephanie Sikkes
Second Runner-Up: Stefan Autzen
The Designers’ Nest Award was awarded for the first time in February 2005, and was created to identify the most skilled and promising design student among the top design schools in Scandinavia. The winner receives an award created by a Danish designer and a cash prize of DKK 50,000, helping them establish themselves in the world of fashion. HRH Crown Princess Mary is patron of the award, and actively supports and promotes the initiative with her attendance each season.
The panel of judges this year included:
Tom Steifel-Kristensen – Creative Director and Fashion Expert
Cecilie Christiansen – Editor-in-chief at Elle DK
Alberto Caselli – Fashion Editor at Sport & Street
Ike Rust – Senior Menswear Tutor at Royal College of Art
Takeharu Sato – Fashion Director at Monocle
Tom Steifel-Kristensen presented the prize to the winner.