Continuing her exploration of traditional Japanese culture and urban language, Astrid Andersen’s AW15 man dresses to express power and lust.
A continuation of her tried and tested exploration of traditional Japanese culture and urban language, whilst last season saw Astrid Andersen turn her gaze to Sumo and masculinity within ancient Japan, this time around the philosophy of samurai warriors became the subject. Underpinned by American urban culture, Andersen references Jim Jarmush’s 1999 film Ghostdog and themes from the 18th Century literary work Hagakure in her show notes.
As ever, the Astrid Andersen man is fierce, and this season he has matured. Confident and self-assured, Andersen’s men dress not to express their selves as fashion conscious individuals but as a way of demonstrating power and lust. Whilst bold branding remains a key trait of the collection, new interest came in the form of label patched knitwear, whilst lace and fur came in power-punch pink. Meanwhile shirts came re-imagined in PVC with long hem lines and jewellery was born from a collaboration with Danish brand Black Dakini.
Whilst Andersen will continue to showcase her mainline collection in London during LC:M, she will be presenting her bespoke line this February in New York. Watch this space.
The pink and black fur fronted tracksuit obvs.
Photography: Amy Beasley
Words: Brooke McCord.