Is anyone else missing The Killing and Borgen from their weekends? We loved Call The Midwife and Homeland is shaping up nicely, but there’s a big hole in our Saturday nights now we don’t have a Danish drama to follow and no one to repeat ‘Tak!’ at like we’re fluent at the language (or was that just middleagedad and I?)
Well all is not lost, there’s always Danish fashion to fall back on, as they are pretty good at this too. I was introduced to the Danish brand Bruuns Bazaar by my local independent store Nom de Pume and I’ve loved the pieces I’ve bought. This season things have got even more exciting as Rebekka Bay, the designer who launched COS and steered it to success (total adoration in our case) has now moved to be creative director for the range.
This season is the first time Rebekka’s influence will be felt and you can see her handwriting in the fabulous finishing, fabrics and tiny details in the clothes. I am in love with a chambray shirt with a jersey back from the BZR line (the slightly cheaper, less formal line) and Nom de Plume’s Pippa is mightily impressed with the tailored finishing (bound seams and structured waistbands) on her favourite mustard trousers. She sells lots of the brand and says customers always come back for more.
There’s a lovely trench and a cocoon style mac with beautifully finished seams (is it mad to like the inside as much, if not more than the outside?). The other good thing about this designer range is that it’s not stupidly expensive, specially considering the quality of fabric and make. The shirts are between £69 -£89, the trench and jackets being the most expensive at £119, not cheap, but excellent return on investment when you look at how the shapes will slot into your everyday wardrobe.
Then there’s the Danish connection, there’s just something deeply cool about the Dane’s sense of style, from how to wear a sweater in The Killing to how to work with lighting in Borgen (there were lovely lights everywhere, did you notice?) It could be time to plan a trip to Copenhagen.
Bruuns Bazaar website here.