Norwegian born, Kristofer Kongshaug studied at the Istituto Marangoni, Esmod and graduated from La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne in 2006. From 2006-2008 Kristofer has worked in various different houses, Givenchy and Anne Valerie Hash among others. His debut collection was awarded collection of the year at OSF in 2008. The Paris based brand present 2 collections a year, a men’s line is in development.
Kristofer likes to think of his work as pieces of thoughts, his illusion of life. Each garment has a story to tell, each collection a chapter of a book. The dark architectural garments represents shields of passion, body armors to protect the soul within.
Kristofer’s vision is a definition of contrast living, he says, today’s society has got a radar effect, but some people are untraceable, but yet visible, they want to express something more than the mass-suggestion. These are the people I adore, un-spoilt by commercialism and consciously placed outside the modern day fashion hierarchy.
Kristofer Kongshaug is divided in 3 lines, La Couture Mort, Anachronism and L’agenda Caché, ranging everything from one of a kind to basic pieces, always with shape and textile texture in focus.
The S/S 2011 collection was a miniature collection created from sustainable materials, and showed in an exposition in The Guggenheim in Berlin during august 2010.
The collection was inspired by the narcissistic Erzabeth Bathorys and the purity of impurity, hence sustainability. The collection was named The New Sex.