Name: Michael Olestad
Michael Olestad is an Oslo-based womenswear designer, and the recipient of the 2017 BIK BOK Runway Award and the Scheibler Foundations Design Award 2018. He has previously worked for Ann-Sofie Back and Acne Studios, but is now focused on his own label, founded in 2016. Olestad is fully dedicated to expressing his own artistic voice, using personal experience and introspection through the medium of fashion. Through drapery, material experimentation and open conceptualism, his designs leave room for the wearer to experiment and explore the finished garment on their own.