Filippa K, the renowned Swedish fashion house known for its timeless Scandinavian style, has recently appointed Liisa Kessler as its new Creative Director. Kessler, who previously worked as a designer at Saint Laurent, will be responsible for all creative aspects of Filippa K at its Stockholm ateliers. This news holds great significance as Kessler will be taking over from the brand’s founder Filippa Knutsson, who stepped away from the role in 2019.

With a strong background in tailoring and dressmaking, Kessler brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role. She holds a degree in Fashion Design from the prestigious Berlin University of the Arts and has previously worked with top designer names such as Chloé, Y/Project, and Lanvin. Her most recent position was as a senior designer for the show collections under Anthony Vaccarello at Saint Laurent, where she spent five years honing her skills.

As the new Creative Director, Kessler aims to build upon Filippa K’s heritage of timeless Scandinavian style while also infusing the brand with her own creative direction. She deeply appreciates and acknowledges Filippa Knutsson’s visionary approach in establishing the iconic look of Scandinavian minimalism and believes it is still relevant today. Kessler is excited to collaborate with the teams at Filippa K to create a new era for the brand that celebrates simplicity, style, quality, and the power of ease.

CEO Rikard Frost expresses full confidence in Kessler’s remarkable creative talent and her deep understanding of craftsmanship. He believes that she is the perfect successor to Filippa Knutsson, given her unique background of both Scandinavian and international influences. Frost believes that Kessler will not only preserve the brand’s rich heritage but also guide it towards an ambitious and successful future.

Fashion enthusiasts and industry insiders are eagerly waiting for the debut collection under Kessler’s creative direction, which is set to be presented in June. With Kessler at the helm, Filippa K is poised to continue its legacy of timeless style while embracing a fresh perspective and an innovative approach to design.

Useful links:
Filippa K Official Website
Filippa K Vogue Fashion Show Coverage