Nikoline Liv Andersen was educated at The Danish Design School, majoring in clothing design; she graduated in 2006. Instead of following the normal trajectory, focusing on “target groups” and moving along the commercial path as a fashion designer and thereby contribute to what the fashion industry aims to present as the most up-to-date and “in” style, she has chosen to work artistically with experimental clothing design.
In recent years, she has let her clothing designs become constituent parts of three-dimensional sculptural installations. Seeing that her works are situated in the cross field between design, crafts and art, Nikoline Liv Andersen is evidently seeking to relocate the limits of our understanding of design and clothing and to challenge her audience when it comes to their perceptions of the world around us. Ever since her departure from the Danish Design School she has, on her own initiative, been presenting a number of fashion shows in different spots in Europe.
Moreover, Nikoline Liv Andersen has been working in collaboration with the firm, Saga Furs, where she has played a role in experimenting with fur as a material and in developing new ways of treating fur and of piecing furs together. In this connection, she has taken part in several of Saga Furs’ demonstrations being presented all over the world.