THE NEW RENAISSANCE
Sculptured cuttings, wide sleeves, ornaments resembling coat of arms and dusky colours. The expression is powerful, potent and masculine. However the details give the items a pronounced female character with smocking, lace and knitted fur.
In the Dagmar Fall collection 2013 the new Renaissance flourishes to full extent. After an initial period of cautious optimism, this era’s own Renaissance blooms afresh with new confidence and energy. The longing for decorating oneself is mirrored strongly in the collections items – amongst daring mixed qualities, generous cuttings and dusky colours. The muffled nuances dominate, such as plum, blueberry, forest green, caramel, sooty black and greyish white. The sleeves are boldly voluminous, the cuffs are adorned with smocking and lace and the zippers are made of black metal. The patterns bring the Renaissance’s expressive ornamental images to mind but in a more poetical element. A new cutting, just below the shoulders comes to fore in many garments of the collection – both in the shape of a low décolletage and as a marking between different colours and qualities in cardigans, jackets and tops.
The shapes of the clothing originates from the classic male style but are featured in a reborn version. Among the most prominent items there is a tailored jacket – with the unconventional cutting in the collar and lapel, a sculpted cape – that appears as a coat thrown over the shoulders, and a tailored jump suit that resembles a suit. The silhouette has an hourglass shape with an accentuated waistline and sculpted shoulders adorned with epaulettes.
The classic masculine outline stresses the garment’s femininity; army green paired with a greyish vintage inspired lace intensifies the effeminate impression, just as the suit is worn with the lace top.