In honour of Father's Day in Sweden, Finland and Norway this weekend, we take a look back at the six most iconic dad moments in Vogue Scandinavia
Dads, am I right? Father’s Day is upon us, a moment to celebrate our own dads – shower them with gifts, cook them a hearty meal, tell them how much they mean to us. At Vogue Scandinavia, we celebrate dads all year round – fitting given that we live in a region with generous paternity leave. In our 15-issue run, fathers have taken up a lot of space and even graced one cover. In honour of Father’s Day, we take a look back at the most iconic dad moments on the pages of Vogue Scandinavia.
Fredrik Eklund and Derek Kaplan
We kick things off with not one but two dads: Swedish real estate magnate Fredrik Eklund and his husband, artist Derek Kaplan. For Issue 12, we visited the couple’s candy-coloured LA home, where they raise twins Freddy and Milla.
Though Eklund dubbed the experience of raising twins as ‘twin-sanity’ he handles fatherhood and his real estate empire with seemingly effortless style. A medium told Eklund he and Kaplan may soon have another child – not impossible given the couple still has “11 perfect, beautiful embryos” waiting for them…
Here comes another LA-based dad: Nicolai Nielsen, the husband of Anine Bing. In addition to co-founding his wife’s eponymous brand, he takes on the role of dad to Benjamin and Bianca. We visited their idyllic home in Montecito for Issue 13. To call this family picture perfect would be an understatement.
Photo: Coliena Rentmeester
The partner of Elsa Hosk, Swedish designer Tom Daly is the only dad to grace a Vogue Scandinavia cover. Appearing alongside Hosk and daughter Tuuli, Daly whispers a secret into the supermodel’s ear. What did he say? We’ll never know.
Photo: Torbjørn Rødland
When we visited the charming Norwegian home of Susanne Holzweiler and her boyfriend Tobias Tjørsted in Issue 3, we met not one but three dads: Peter, the father of Holzweiler founders Andreas and Susanne, Andreas, who has four children total, and Tobias himself, who shares a child with Susanne. The most dads we’ve ever had in one editorial.
Photo: Ignat Wiig
Top chef Marcus Samuelsson shares two children, Zoe and Zion, with model Maya Haile, and you know these kids eat well. For Issue 10, we visited the couple at their Sag Harbour oasis, a home covered in family photos depicting a super-dad.
Peter Dundas and Evangelo Bousis
When we visited Norwegian designer Peter Dundas and husband Evangelo Bousis, co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of Dundas, and their son Alexios at their stunning home in Beverly Hills, they made a very special announcement: they were about to welcome a baby girl.
Photo: Amar Daved
A couple months later, they welcomed Eleni to their fashionable clan. “I hope she’ll like having us for her dads,” he told us at the time. Who wouldn’t?