NK Young Talent Award 2022 to Beckmans alumnus Niklas Gustavsson

Beckmans alumni, graduation2021 and fashion

To promote, support and celebrate young designers, Beckmans, in collaboration with NK, has established the NK Young Talent Award by Beckmans.

This year, the prize goes to Niklas Gustavsson, who graduated from the 2021 fashion programme. The prize is awarded in connection with Stockholm Fashion Week on 9 February.

-"It seems only natural that a department store that is the first with the latest also promotes the designers of tomorrow. Collaborations between Beckmans and NK go back a long way and with the NK Young Talent Award we are taking it to another level. Through the award, our talented students get encouragement and support as well as a unique platform to build on for a future career, says Pär Engsheden, fashion designer and programme manager for Fashion 180 at Beckmans.

Pop-up at NK for a month

The prize means that Niklas Gustavsson's graduation collection Houdini will be presented on NK Stockholm's pop-up space, shop windows and in all NK's digital channels for one month. His collection will also be available for NK customers to order. Last but not least, a prize of 10 000 SEK is also included.

Also one of Vogue Talents 2021

Niklas and his graduate collection were recognised earlier this year when Vogue Italia selected him as one of the next generation of fashion talents in Vogue Talents 2021.

The collection, Houdini, is about identity and is based on memories from growing up. Niklas combines product design and color with his own prints and draws inspiration from art, popular culture, strong personalities and exciting life stories. The collection's materials and structure are influenced by the modern basic wardrobe and the conventions of the folk home to dress.

Welcome to see it at NK in Stockholm 9 February - 9 March!

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Niklas Gustavsson. Photo by Lanna Olsson.

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