House of Dagmar

House of Dagmar – Spring Summer 2014

The Dagmar collection S/S 2014 starts from a study of the concept of mapping,
inspired by the artist Rebecka Bebben Andersson’s art work, Nolli
Stockholm, which graphically maps out the safer and rougher areas of the
Swedish capital.

Two parallel urban colour stories emerge from the street atmosphere; the
bright and pure – that with light neutrals and transparent layers reflects the
confidence and drive during the day – and the dark and obscure –  with
twilight shades and three dimensional fabrics mirroring the tentative
uncertainty at night.

The silhouette is relaxed with a sartorial touch, but the overall style is an
eclectic and urban mix of influences, with multiple layers and
lengths, games of transparency, checks, graphic cuts and three dimensional
details such as fringes.

Both prints and jaquards have urban patterns resembling a city map.  The knitted programme, with its variety of techniques, from mesh to ripple and lace to piquet knit, have streaks of metal yarn and large leather applications.  The tops and skirts have accentuated piping that emphasize the shape and the silhouette. Throughout the collection, the v-line is prominent, both as a v-neck and in knitted patterns.

Colours are urban and eclectic. There is a lighter palette – of pure white, light grey, cream and nude with some metal sparks – and a darker palette that is dominated by deep black, midnight blue and henna, with bright pink as a pop color.

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