Sophie Dahl collaborates with Brora
The granddaughter of children’s novelist Roald Dahl, Sophie Dahl, has led quite an interesting life. At only 35 she has already modelled alongside Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, appeared in campaigns for Alexander McQueen, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent, written columns for a plethora of magazines and newspapers such as UK Vogue and Guardian, written an illustrated novella, presented the six-part cookery series (The Delicious Miss Dahl) and is the mother of two children. When you thought Dahl just couldn’t get any busier, it’s then announced that she has collaborated with Scottish clothing company, Brora.
To celebrate Brora’s 20-year anniversary, the brand has launched “The Lost Weekend,” a capsule collection which has been designed and modelled by Dahl. Combining minimalist, country design with faded colours, Dahl’s designs are elegantly understated, yet gorgeously fitted, suited to those who wish to be chic but not brash.
Inspired by the 1930s, actress Brigitte Bardot and Cecil Beaton’s illustrations, Dahl’s designs result in silk pieces, maxi skirts and cashmere cardigans, unifying the old and new in single, stunning pieces.
A personal favourite from the 13-piece collection, The Upcoming recommends the Marilyn cigarette trousers, an attractive item modelled and named after Monroe. Available in both ivory and grey pearl, the trousers are sophisticated and poker straight.
Another fitted piece, the English Rose dress is another of The Upcoming’s favourites. Beautifully coloured and offering a prim print with a feminine silhouette, the English Rose was designed to “steal hearts and captivate”. Perfect for the summer, the dress fulfils its brief as soon as you gaze upon it.
However, we promise you that it’s not the only item that will capture your spirit, as the tunics and silk dresses are worth a look too. Commenting that she was “thrilled” to be designing the line, Dahl’s collection is already available online, and will be in select stores from 15th April.
To view the collection, click here.