Saga Swimwear

A Nordic take on the swimwear industry

Client: Saga Swimwear

Timespan: '21

Key Focus: Branding

Saga, a new Danish swimwear brand made from recycled plastics, struggled to break out of generic, tropical beach tropes and stand out against the crowd. In an effort to carve out a distinct brand, Saga wanted to challenge the picture-perfect palm trees and turquoise waters of its competitors’ visuals by creating an edgier, bolder brand. A new name, new brand story, new visual identity, and new e-commerce website helped unfold Saga’s essence and develop a raw, natural universe for their colorful products to live.

The name Saga stems from the Norse goddess that represents foresight, wisdom, inspiration, femininity, and kindness.

Saga is a soft yet bold name that creates a fun contrast between femininity and the more masculine, edgier universe of the brand.

The logo is strongly inspired by the Scandinavian landscape, featuring raw, hard edges from the mountains and rocks, and soft, organic shapes from the sea.

To create a cohesive look on the website, the art direction was defined to guide Saga's photoshoots.

Saga’s universe turns the tropic paradise trope on its head by highlighting the natural beauty of the Scandinavian landscape. The raw environment helps contrast the bright, playful products, and allows the featured models to stand out.

Kudos to

Innovation and Strategy lead / Mathilde Lundgreen

Lead designer / Trine Rønsholdt