Astrid On Safari
A mammoth window smothered space filled with benches and trend clad people clutching phones, cameras and press releases in central London, or a sightseeing trip somewhere hella more exotic? This season Astrid Andersen sought to transport her audience out of the former and into the latter, presenting a SS18 collection inspired by the archetypical safari theme; colours riffed on desert tones, silhouettes were loose, sweat dripped.
It would be a myth to suggest headwear was a core focus of Andersen’s collection – in truth only a handful of the model line-up’s heads were covered – but those that did stride by in a hat (or in some cases a hood), made quite the impression. Marrying the label’s contemporary traits with shapes borrowed from further afield, the designer produced a series of cap styles from which veil like pieces draped down the back; because sun protection is always in fashion, kids.
Money Money Monies
Crystals have been a point of interest for Andersen for many seasons (a couple of years ago show invitations were even accompanied by a sample): for SS18 the designer has delved further, collaborating with Danish jewellery brand Monies on a new capsule collection. Climbing up arms, sitting comfy on fingers and hanging around wrists, the series, exaggerated in size, was a strong accompaniment to a collection elsewhere vested in lace and florals.