Designer Daily: Kristofer Kongshaug

Look what we got you for Christmas! A graduate of? Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris, A.K.A. regards from? the? authority on couture. The young designer? Kristofer Kongshaug is an artist in high standings. His Autumn 2009 collection entitled La Couture Mort? (The Dead Couture) is a haunting and expertly constructed body of work. This Spring, his looks evolve in layers; straps that hold body parts, cutouts that tease and play and a muted palette that lets the shapes and textures express themselves. Watch out for this Norwegian-born, Paris-based RTW designer with couturier chops.?