Saturday, 12 August 2017

Astrid Andersen Womenswear SS18 CPHFW

Astrid Andersen returns to the catwalk in the brand's native Denmark for the second time during Copenhagen Fashion Week with the Spring/Summer 2018 womenswear collection, continuing her exploration of finding new common ground for tradition and heritage with the contemporary sports-luxury sphere. This remains a common thread throughout Astrid Andersen’s collections - translating the familiar into something new and interpreting unexpected references as fresh and relevant to a generation championing a new way of dressing. This season takes the archetypical Safari theme as referenced throughout the history of fashion in various guises and turns its natural curiosity into a personal quest to discover unfamiliar territory for the brand’s aesthetics. 

This season’s colour palette and fabrication are a strong focus as is typical in Astrid Andersen’s collections. A dusty high-tech hybrid of muted green ripstops, metallic lace and loose natural cottons mixed with seam sealed finishes on fine wovens and printed floral silk. This contrast of a contemporary product category interlaced with unexpected elements of tradition and luxury usually associated with other times and places has always been a theme in Astrid Andersen’s work but continues to sing through as a signature pillar of the brand’s handwriting. A quiet sense of peace and calm flows through the collection telling an age-old story of the past in a new voice.

Astrid Andersen has collaborated with Monies jewellery, a Danish company with 40 years experience in crafting natural materials into elegant and avant-garde pieces, producing and designing unique collections for some of the world’s biggest fashion houses. The capsule features unique Brazilian mountain crystals combined with Acacia wood discs from the Philippines – handcrafted and designed at the Monies Copenhagen harbour front workshop specially for Astrid Andersen. The common ground and mutual understanding of a dedication to craftsmanship and honouring a commitment to creating personal interpretations of luxury across genders and generations makes Monies for Astrid Andersen the perfect partner to this season’s collection.













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