GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
Women donning Astrid Andersen isn’t a new concept: Lulu Kennedy draped herself in one of Andersen’s iconic silver jumpers as hostess with the mostess for Fashion East’s Men’s Installations many moons ago (a look so fierce it remains a prominent BTS memory nearly five years on), while Siobhan Bell is no stranger to the designer’s bold branding, heck, last season 12 of the 37 looks Astrid sent out were women’s. But never before has her catwalk been exclusively ladies, until now.
Velvet for Days
Texture has long been one of the Danish designer’s fancies, from the lace that dominated her early work through to her collaborations with Kopenhagen Fur, hers is an aesthetic that draws on the tactile. Much like the men’s collection that preceded it (and from which the references were mirrored), the womenswear line-up was velvet heavy, with several looks marrying the fabric’s rich undertones with Andersen’s contemporary outlook. Elsewhere corduroy featured prominently, with full looks cast in the 70s mainstay.
Birds of a Feather
A further tie-up between her visions for men’s and womenswear (full disclosure courtesy of the accompanying press notes, the two were designed together to ensure such parallels), was the designer’s motif of the season: a feather. Initiating proceedings with its appearance on the invite, feathers similarly fell from each girl’s right ear – long, exaggerated things in neutral colours as opposed to the smaller dyed variety you might find in Claire’s – or were part of a print composed of stripes, feathers and the eminent Astrid Andersen logo.