The House of Dagmar Autumn/Winter 2018 collection ‘Vulnerable Yet Invincible’ is inspired by the poem “Diversity” by Jon York:
Be vulnerable yet invincible
and at the same time
be strong yet weak
and be drunk but sober,
staying high but grounded
and stable but chaotic
The poem reflects the collection in the way west meets east, soft meets rough and masculine meets feminine. Timeless classics become deconstructed and subsequently reconstructed as a new silhouette.
“We live in a time of change, where people are moving, cultures are being mixed and we feel the need to go back to our roots. We felt a need to point out that opposites attract and bring us tighter together”
– Kristina Tjäder, Creative Director
This season, the Dagmar woman is spending time in her home, looking to eclectic interiors and great design classics for inspiration. As the outside world becomes more insecure, her personal space becomes increasing- ly important. She draws influence from places she’s travelled to and people she’s met. A clean and contem- porary base with an eclectic and feminine touch.
The feel of the collection mirrors the poem with its contrast in the use of materials, influenced by exaggeration of shape, such as waist, and supersized versus clean and sculptural as key compliments to the silhouette. The seasonal print is influenced by folklore with patchwork and elegant punk influences in rich colours such as mustard, burgundy, black, blue and white, which will be presented as the seasonal colours. In addition to these, bright pink and turquoise are vivid highlights within the collection.
Key pieces are an oversized twill black and white coat and skirt, a houndstooth suit with high waisted trousers, patent cotton trousers and skirt, brocade knitted cocktail dress and top, as well as a soft mohair sweater and a jacquard knitted deconstructed sweater. The dresses and blouses are feminine and illustrate the joining of influences from folklore and punk cultures.