“It’s funny, I think that it’s completely coincidental that there is this amazing thread that runs through what I wore on Bridgerton and Han Chong’s collections, which is interesting as he designed the collection before the show had come out,” Phoebe Dynevor tells Vogue of Self-Portrait’s autumn/winter 2021 edit. The actor, who starred in the hit period drama, stars in the brand’s latest campaign—and it couldn’t feel more timely. “I think there are some similarities [with Bridgerton] in the softer colour palette, and the mood of some of his more delicate lace designs. But beyond that, I feel like Self-Portrait really has its eye on a much more modern and real way of dressing.”
Steered by Chong, Self-Portrait founder and creative director, the cult label’s latest 28-piece collection is punctuated with exaggerated sleeves, ribbed knits and playful twists with delicate lace on collars, skirts and more. The pièce de résistance? A white, structured-yet-breezy dress.
Dynevor, it turns out, can pull off any look with ease. “Working with Self-Portrait for this project really was effortless, and it happened so instinctively and quickly… Han is an incredible designer—this collection is a total testament to his work. I jumped at the chance to collaborate with him,” she says of her first fashion campaign.
From bubblegum pink to burnt orange and cornflower blue, the collection’s pops of colour certainly inspire optimism. “I think we’re going to see a bit of everything after the pandemic… The idea of dressing for occasion is a parallel with Bridgerton that we might see. But for me, I’m definitely looking forward to trying different things. I feel so lucky to have been working and this has meant I have been able to collaborate and try different looks for press throughout lockdown,” says Dynevor. “But what I do know is that I am longing for the day where I can dress up to leave the house again. Whether that’s in that lilac knitted Self-Portrait skirt suit which I’m obsessed with, or in something more dressy, I think we are all longing to have a reason to dress up again!”
This article was originally published on British Vogue