Designer Highlight: H Fredriksson

H Fredriksson is designed with a modern, artistic and consciously sustainable purpose.
Helena Fredriksson uses her drawings and photographs to create the nature inspired original prints used throughout her collections. TRUNK asked a few questions about Helena's process and inspiration...

Trunk: Where are you from? 
H Fredriksson: Gothenburg, Sweden

TrunkYour background is in painting and photography.  Does this influence your designs/textiles? 
HF: I photograph and manipulate my images to create all the fabric prints for the collection, I also think my sense of color comes from years of painting and shines thru in the collection. 


Trunk: How is sustainable-conscious design incorporated in your collections? 
HF: All garments are manufactured fair trade and locally in NYC. I create my patterns with a minimal waste concept to use the full widths of fabrics and minimize fabric waste. My knits are made fair trade in Bolivia by a womens collective.  I use sustainable fabrics, natural fibers, silks cupros, hemp, organic cottons and reclaimed wools and linings in all my garments.  

Trunk: Who are your muses and inspiration? 
HF: Designers who inspire me are mostly from the past such as Cristobal Balenciaga & Madame Gres. Painters and artist like Gerhard Richter, Francesca Woodman, Mamma Andersson is a few that inspire me with their work, colors and eye... 

Trunk What is the inspiration behind your current collection? 
HF: The S14 Collection takes inspiration from a trip to morocco last spring, such a magic place! All the prints are from photos taken in Marrakesh & Essaouira, the Palm print for instance is from Jardin Majorell, in Marrakesh, Yves St Laurent's botanical garden and last resting place.

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TRUNK is a lifestyle boutique set within a welcoming industrial space, frequented by women looking for much more than the latest fashion craze. The three independent designer-owners of TRUNK, Aimee G, Samoy Lenko and Radka Design are proud to create, design and manufacture their work in New York. TRUNK provides a stimulating platform for their creations, as well as for the works of invited local designers and artists. Collections featured at TRUNK include distinctive women’s wear, jewelry, accessories, art and furniture, all locally designed and manufactured, making a bold creative statement that “style can be created and found locally.”