The resort 2024 season marks the end of Aknvas designer Christian Juul Nielsen’s first year of presenting four collections.
“Since we really took off, this is the first time we’ve done four collections, and that we can actually read and see what works for the brand, and what seems to be the way forward,” the designer said. “Obviously, I’ve always mixed that with what I like and what I think is fabulous, but we have good retail partners now and seeing what worked for them and how we can make that even more fabulous.
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“Rather than making a huge collection of pieces we don’t really need, I’d rather just focus on what works for this delivery for us, which also happened to be what I was trained in for years,” he added.
For resort, this meant designing new takes on his signature cocktail and party dresses (including updating his ruffled frocks, complete with long matching gloves), sartorial outerwear (a continuation of faux fur coats) and intriguing knits (ranging from shrunken to oversize).
“I always say, ‘If you want to be modern, you need to change your mind, otherwise you get stuck in the past.’ So it’s that balance of loving and also pushing yourself,” Juul Nielsen said of the lineup, which exuded an enticing, undone, “after hours” feeling to the expected holiday-minded resort codes. Think playful cocktail shakers, modern braided Lurex knits with silver bottoms (skirts ranging from micro-minis to new midi-lengths; a great pair of trousers), and moody sequin-embellished numbers.
“That easy, girly vibe of just having fun at the end of the party, taking your shoes off, dancing around — very much being in the moment,” Nielsen said of the collection’s upped ante of transparent dressing (spanning from new sheer black ruffled blouses to a sultry pair of shimmering, two-tone metallic sequin embroidered trousers).
Launch Gallery: Aknvas Resort 2024
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