Conceptual knitwear brand A. Roege Hove, which made an impressive Copenhagen Fashion Week debut in August, has won Denmark’s Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize.
The prize is Denmark’s biggest award for fashion design and highlights up-and-coming design talent. This year’s finalists included sustainable Danish fashion brand (Di)vision founded by sibling duo Nanna and Simon Wick, Paris-based, emerging Danish designer Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard, and menswear designer Berner Kühl.
The finalist presented their collections and business concepts to an international jury of industry experts and was judged on their design talent, innovation, creativity, business entrepreneurship and sustainable vision, with the jury explaining they were “especially taken” by A. Roege Hove’s work.
Textile designer Amalie Røge Hove, a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, founded A. Roege Hove in 2019, after working at some of the top Danish brands, including Cecilie Bahnsen and Mark Tan. The label has impressed editors and buyers with its modern and artistic approach to knitwear, and winning the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize will help boost the brand internationally.
Commenting on her win, Amalie Roege Hove, founder and designer of A. Roege Hove, said in a statement: “What an honour! Most of the time I’m in the studio with my small team, alone in our own world. It has been enormously moving to be face-to-face with the jury members, being with them, seeing their responses to the work. I had not expected that at all. Seeing their reactions to my designs means a huge deal to me.
“The fashion industry is characterised by high pace, and it’s rare that one has the time to dive in deep and develop as a designer. That’s what I will use the money from the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize for, to invest time in our products. I feel so happy. It has been an incredibly touching day.”