Minimalism has been the buzz word over the last few years, especially at the height of the recession, and while it has fallen out of favour recently with all of the prints and couture-like elements that we've seen on the runway, Dagmar are a brand that are still doing it well. Their paired back contemporary designs have quickly gained a reputation for being wardrobe essentials that are simple and effortless but still interesting.
Earlier on this week the brand revealed some good news. As well as being available on ASOS, the Scandinavian brand has now secured Net-A-Porter as a stockist for both the European and American markets. 'It's truly an honour to be represented at Net-A-Porter with their amazing line up of brands,' CEO Katrina Roger said in a statement. 'It is a fantastic way to reach out to a broader international market.' The first collection to be featured online is their A/W12 collection, which you will be able to buy on the site from August.'
Regular readers will know that the 'Chelsea' sunglasses from House of Harlow 1960 are my summer style of choice but it looks like I might have to add a Giorgio Armani pair too. This week the brand released a summer collection of sunglasses to follow up on the successful launch of their 'Frames of Life' campaign back in 2010.
While the brand hasn't particularly been one that I have turned to for eyewear in the past, I really like their summer offerings this season. The clear frames feel contemporary without feeling too trendy and the old school cinematic feel of the campaign images articulate the timeless quality of the sunglasses perfectly. To support the collection the brand have also launched a special website full of images from the campaign as well as behind-the-scenes videos and stills charting the experiences of the campaign models on the shoot.
All eyes have been on Australian fashion this week as Sydney Fashion Week took place but that's not the only thing from down under that everyone has been talking about. On Friday the Australian version of Harper's Bazaar released this image of Nicole Kidman holding her daughter Faith Margaret for their June cover, which hits shelves on May 14.
In the introduction of the cover story Harper's editor Edwina McCann couldn't have been any more complimentary about the actress. 'Kidman arrived on time, without entourage, and even spotted the crew not a coffee but a coffee van — “my treat” — when she was told the cost was beyond the shoot budget,' she wrote. 'She was a willing photographic subject, talked to me in an unguarded and genuinely warm manner before the pictures, and later waited obligingly until dark for a specific Gucci dress to arrive. (In the end the light was so low that the shot didn’t make the cut.)'