Designer of the Year – Twice!
Since taking over the helm at HOPE as Head of Design in 2016, Frida Bard has introduced new silhouettes and shapes into the brand’s DNA while continuing to build on the very foundation of our design - taioring and utility. We are proud that this vision has resulted in two prestigious awards lately, by Swedish magazines Café and ELLE.
Designer of the Year by ELLE Sweden
In January, Frida was awarded the prestigious Designer of the Year at the annual ELLE Gala in Stockholm with the motivation:
"New energy and new, border-crossing visions! With a light and confident hand, she has within a short time, managed to re-energize a signature Swedish brand and lift it to unexpected levels – while also challenging conventions and widening our shopping views. Designer of the Year is Frida Bard for HOPE."
Designer of the Year by Café Magazine
In November 2017, Frida and her design team, accepted the title as Designer of the Year by Café Magazine with the below motivation. To celebrate the award, we asked Frida and menswear designer Bengt Thornefors to answer a few questions about their design work – read the full interview here.
"With great skills and instinctive feel, designer Frida Bard has relaunched HOPE and managed to catch the current in a modern and progressive look. The Autumn/Winter collection builds on contrast in materials, silhouette and style. All pieces are marked with sizes for both men and women as a way to encourage customers to free themselves from conventional gender roles. Thanks to this, it’s also easy to find items that fit. Everyone is included in HOPE’s journey towards the future."