A. ROEGE HOVE is a conceptual knitwear brand that challenges traditions with a modern and artistic approach to original craftsmanship and aims for silhouettes to be both effortless and extravagant.
The unique designs are created each season by founder Amalie Røge Hove. With a master’s degree in textile design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and years of experience as a knitwear designer for Danish brands such as Cecilie Bahnsen and Mark Kenly Domino Tan, Amalie started A. ROEGE HOVE in 2019—bringing her own vision of knitwear to life, which has been evolving and developing ever since.
Defined by an experimenting and intuitive way of working with traditional knitwear techniques, the brand challenges our perception of shape and pushes our expectations of the materials and their behaviour.
Containing only accessories, the very first collection was a study of small-scale sculpturalism. Later these studies were expanded into a larger scale with the first collection of ready-to-wear, bringing the concepts from bag to body.
In 2021 A. ROEGE HOVE won The Wessel & Vett Prize, Scandinavia’s most prestigious and independent award for fashion design. Since then, the brand has presented four innovative collections during Copenhagen Fashion Week.
In the fall of 2022, A. ROEGE HOVE was announced as one of the eight finalists for the 2023 International Woolmark Prize.
VISION AND RESPONSIBILITY
Every knitted style is created through the vision of bringing life to the material. Different dimensions are created by the bodies that wear them. Like sculptures, they showcase different stories for every style. With thin and shadowlike materials, the pieces frame the body and its real shape is brought to life by its owner.
Drawing on a rich culture of Danish design and craftsmanship, each piece is produced in Denmark, Ireland, and Italy to ensure the level of quality and sense of responsibility that is inevitable for the future of fashion. This also allows each collection to maintain the level of artistic quality and feel of craftsmanship as well as push what is possible for knitwear production.
Each style is engineered and created to minimize waste, and for some styles zero waste, for the production to have a natural responsibility in mind throughout the entire process, using high-quality European materials such as Italian cotton and German monofilament.
Pushing the material and constantly trying to develop new techniques she makes all of her developments and samples on domestic knitting machines in Copenhagen.
We believe that the fashion of tomorrow needs to focus on its strengths and therefore we create collections that cover the categories we truly believe in and the material that allows us to create. It is all about creating everlasting pieces and staples to have in your wardrobe for a long time – the versatility in the styles and opportunity to use above, underneath, or alone creates different looks within each style. We love to see our customers create unique looks with our designs.
We constantly try to activate old samples and swatches in our creative process, we use our full stock of materials and treasure our relationship with our partners a lot as they make it possible for us to elevate the way we produce knitwear better. This is a constant process for us and something that is integrated into our process from the start of designing.