Bright hues, gritty florals and power-pieces vibing with ‘80s overtones. Meet Brøgger, the Danish designer, headlining our latest co-lab. We’re thrilled to present this collaboration collection of fiercely feminine tailoring and standout dresses, shaped to transition from the city to the soirée with clever ease.
Tell us about your & Other Stories collection. The collection plays with both feminine and masculine shapes, pairing the sharpness of tailoring with delicate details like a ruffle or a floral dress. It’s how I see modern women dress, mixing the codes and unapologetically so.
What was the inspiration behind the co-lab? The inspiration was my late mother, who was an attorney in the ‘80s and ‘90s and loved a good power suit. She would always pair something that felt quite masculine with softer elements. She would claim that you should always dress-up your feminity - and in that sense, this collection is based on that very sort of neo-feminist approach.
What is the signature Brøgger look? Bold but wearable. It’s a look that will make you stand out from the crowd, but it still focuses on well-crafted and versatile pieces. Bright colours, eclectic prints and feminine tailoring are some key elements. I want to create clothes that make women feel empowered, and that they can use and wear a lot.
How would you style the pieces? This collection is all about adding your own attitude to the pieces, they can transition from desk-to-dinner easily depending on how you layer them. If something feels a little overdressed, I’ll tone it down with something that feels more rough, like chunky boots. On the other hand, statement jewellery and a great red lipstick can elevate a more casual look.
Words of style-wisdom for the women of today? Invest in pieces that you love and don’t be afraid when you fall in love with bright colours or crazy prints. Trust your instinct because if you’re madly in love with a piece today, you’ll love it in 10 years time, too. My biggest fashion regrets are the things that I didn't get because I thought they were too risky.