Spring/Summer 2010 —
The current issue, obviously conceived in the midst of global economic woes, boldly proclaims ‘Who needs realism?’ on the cover and the SS10 outing of Dansk seems to be committed to a theatrical and colourful vibe. Not that its signature black and white photography is absent; far from it.
Scott Trindle’s photos, styled by John McCarty, lay the ground in the ‘Rapture’ fashion story where the unreasonably theatrical and impractically sculptural pieces from the collections are the focus, underscoring fashion’s rich history of swimming against the tide even at times of adversity.
A theme of similar disregard for pragmatism runs through the Hollywood fairytale of unexpected success recounted in the key feature on Danish model turned actress, Brigitte Nielsen. Gitte, whose Amazon platinum blonde sex goddess looks spawned a million copycat wannabes in the 1980’s, chews the fat on her experiences whilst photographer Jam and stylist Elizabeth Sulcer camp it up with the L.A. clichés in the accompanying photos of Ms Nielsen’s timely return to strutting her supermodel stuff.