DAGMAR SS 13:
Delicate versus rough. High tech meets traditional. Natural sand colours mixed with dazzling sunset pink. The expressions of the Dagmar collection SS 2013 is all about dynamic contradictions. It is greatly inspired by the new bio architecture, where high tech homes are constructed in ancient style carved caves or other sites with flirtation to man’s early history. The style comes from an inner longing to go back to nature, but without compromising with modern facilities or the constant connection to the rest of the world.
In the collection, this is visualized through an expressive fusion, where the natural and bohemian look is as significant as the technical. The silhouette is comfortable and loose. It has an organic shape; the outline of the rounded shoulders, hems and cuts resemble that of softly rounded leaves or rolling mountains. As a contrast, details such as plastic zippers or technical fabrics such as neoprene or leather, give a hyper modern and sculptured expression to the garment.
Asymmetric cuts create windows that appear and disappear when the garment is worn. A jacquard program with a cubistic pattern further symbolizes architectural windows. On the other hand, a drapey program with a print inspired by the horizon in sunset gives a bohemian and dazzling touch. The pattern of this print is also found elsewhere in the collection - in the form of knitted intarsia.
Fabrics used are natural, but a balanced mix with lycra adds a contemporary feeling to the linen and cotton blends. The range of yarn qualities runs from the utmost delicate to the very coarse and recycled – sometimes in the same garment. The technique of double knitting, with a rough outer layer and a finer yarn for the lining, adds exclusivity and mystique.