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LCM: ASTRID ANDERSEN SS16

Cherry blossom print inspired by a trip to Shanghai and the return of popper-pants – it could only be Astrid Andersen SS16.

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Cherry Blossoms 

The glimmering silver and black cherry blossom appliquéd across almost all of Andersen’s collection this morning made it hard to ignore her inspirations this season. After a recent trip to Shanghai, and a long running obsession with pre-internet compositions of a pixelated future, the designer managed to celebrate these Chinese influences, without bordering on the inappropriate. With basketball shorts and billowing sports tops in lime green and lavender silks – with one or two kimono-like jackets featuring towards the close – the pieces demonstrate the designer’s knack in taking sportswear staples and twisting them into high-end pieces.

Praise be for Popper-Pants

Everyone has had that “do you remember those trousers you could pop open at the side?” conversations right? From a tapered track-pant to a thigh-high slit, they would take any 90s kid from gym class to diva in a matter of seconds. And here they are again – in two stripe black jersey/lime green/lavender/lemon combos we can finally return to the glory days. Combined with any of the delicate silver and black lace cut-out sweaters, or day-glo yellow chiffon shirts, and you’re ready to rave.

Hi-Shine

Purple lamé sweaters and shirts, lemony silk macs, and teal brocade bombers shone as upperwear, while gigantic jungle trousers in metallic purple and silky heat-transferred yellow swirled around muscular legs. The Astrid man is not afraid of the attention grabbing nature of these designs – and that’s what they deserve: attention!

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Photographer: Thurstan Redding.

Words: Thomas Rasmussen.

LCM: ASTRID ANDERSEN SS16

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