On the west coast of Norway we find the city Bergen. An old Hanseatic Town, often referred to as the cultural capital of Norway.

The city has a big intense music and club scene and the music industry has for the last past decades treated the rest of Europe with gems such as Royksopp, Kings of Convenience, Ida Maria and Aurora amongst others.
And now we find a new gem from this eccentric coastal town shining through the surface.
Bergen Brand is a new local design company, established in 2014. The brand is owned and operated by designer Renate Stormark, who went into business pawning and selling everything she owned after getting a vision at the UNESCO, Bryggen.

Renate Stormark

Renate Stormark

Now two years later she is running a one person design, production and distribution company that is getting more and more attention and demand.
Bergen Brand has been focusing on designing and selling bags, purses, scarfs and belts to the local market. But it looks that this will change!
Renate’s unique design and high quality products is now suddenly getting attention from some of the biggest profiles within the world of fashion, music and entertainment.
Marcus Schenkenberg is a legend within the fashion industry. Together with stars like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss he established the supermodel era, campaigning for brands like Calvin Klein, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan and Iceberg.

Marcus Schenkenberg

Marcus Schenkenberg

The Swedish-American model, activist and actor stumbled over the products by coincident when he was given a bag as a gift. Marcus says: “I love that bag! It’s great! I get so many compliments wearing it and I use it all the time”.
Jean Beauvoir is a true rock n’ roll legend and was recently performing at UK’s own Rockingham Festival in Nottingham. After he debuted in the legendary Plasmatics he has become a multiplatinum selling recording artist, known for his own successful solo career and his star collaborations as a songwriter and producer for the likes as Kiss, Debbie Harry, Little Steven and The Ramones.

Jean Beauvoir

Jean Beauvoir

The rock star truly knows his fashion and as he self puts it: “Really great bags, even great for rock n’ roll!”
Christian Ingebrigtsen rose to fame as a singer in UK band A1. With A1 the award winning artist holds ten Top 10 hits in the UK alone! He is now a successful solo artist and was introduced to Bergen Brand when he was recording a music video. Christian has spent years on the road as an artist and uses the products wherever he goes. To put it in his own words: “Great design, top quality and excellent functionality!”

Christian Ingebrigtse

Christian Ingebrigtse

The designer herself is stunned with the attention: “After only two years in the industry I can’t explain how much this means to me. When I started Bergen Brand my goal was to develop a successful local brand, but getting embraced by international stars like Marcus, Jean and Christian I could only dream about”.
And when asked what she now intend to do next, she replies with a smile: “Maybe build an English speaking website…”
For Renate the dream has become a reality and she is now launching her new collection, as shown on the pictures by her own Bergen Brand models.

 

For more details check out: https://www.bergenbrand.no

https://www.facebook.com/BergenBrand/

https://www.instagram.com/bergenbrand/

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