Helena, what’s your
I’m a big fan of vintage dresses; I mix them into my daily wardrobe.
Your go-to after-dark outfit?
My favorite look will always be a classic Hedi Slimane for Dior suit.
Your top five pieces for SS13?
Pierre Hardy’s pink perforated-leather bag and color-block suede sandals; Red Valentino’s polka-dot parka; Nina Ricci’s white tiered gown; and Horiyoshi the Third’s silk snake-print scarf.
How did your luxury lingerie line for Triumph happen?
I’m Triumph’s spokesperson and campaign girl – designing a personal collection for them was part of the collaboration. I love lingerie and working with such a respected company is a great honor.
What inspired the collection?
So many things! Photographs of Eastern Europe in the ’30s and ’50s, Playboy magazines from the ’50s and images of a young Jane Birkin. I based the colors on paintings by Egon Schiele and Francis Bacon – dusty, nude tones mixed with bright
“Playboy magazines from the ’50s and Jane Birkin inspired me”
yellow, orange and red. The Poetica line was particularly inspired by Danish summers.
Tell us about the details...
We sprinkled Swarovski crystals onto the Poetica pieces and I sourced some handmade lace from
NATURAL BEAUTY The 44-year-old models pieces from her new Triumph collectioncredits
Words by Lianne Smallpage