Beige Not Boring
Beige is normally associated with the living room walls of those who are challenged by interior design, but Astrid Andersen made beige beautiful for SS17. With the collection created in an array of soften hues, including light greys, blacks, tan, pale blue and gold, the muted colour palette was anything but drab. The beiges made sure the focus was on the technical details in the clothes themselves, and highlighted the craft in her luxurious sportswear creations, particularly the vest-dress that dropped to the floor at the front and remained shoulder-length at the back.
Here Come The Girls
It was a big day for Astrid Andersen, as this catwalk so also showcased her exciting debut womenswear range. After high demand for her to branch out, Andersen delivered 13 immaculate womenswear looks, with details including lace, stripes and oversized snakeskin. Not a stand-alone capsule collection, Astrid Andersen’s womenswear sits together with the SS17 menswear as a unified creative vision, and despite the disappointing fact that these bold and forward-thinking womenswear looks will not be followed up for the next season, Astrid Andersen has proved that her talents are not limited to menswear.
Blurred Sportswear Boundaries
Astrid Andersen utilised traditional silhouettes for this collection, but adapted them through technical finishes to turn them into garments worthy of her signature aesthetic, see the 90’s popper joggers. The use of gold throughout elevated the clothes into the “luxe” territory, as did the woven badges and block striped patterning, which were created in partnership with Avery Dennison, and the Sophie Halette lace that blurred the boundaries between casual sportswear and luxury formal wear more than any previous collection. This combination of decadence and streetwear for SS17 is what makes Astrid Andersen unique.