Astrid Andersen London Menswear Spring Summer 2018 London June 2017

Astrid Andersen continues her exploration of finding new common ground for tradition and heritage with the contemporary sports-luxury sphere. This remains a common thread throughout Astrid Andersen’s collections – translating the familiar into something new and interpreting unexpected references as fresh and relevant to a generation championing a new way of dressing. This season takes the archetypical Safari theme as referenced throughout the history of fashion in various guises and turns its natural curiosity into a personal quest to discover unfamiliar territory for the brand’s aesthetics.

This season’s colour palette and fabrication are a strong focus as is typical in Astrid Andersen’s collections. A dusty high-tech hybrid of muted green ripstops, metallic lace and loose natural cottons mixed with seam sealed finishes on fine wovens and printed floral silk. This contrast of a contemporary product category interlaced with unexpected elements of tradition and luxury usually associated with other times and places has always been a theme in Astrid Andersen’s work but continues to sing through as a signature pillar of the brand’s handwriting. A quiet sense of peace and calm flows through the collection telling an age-old story of the past in a new voice.

Astrid Andersen has collaborated with Monies jewellery, a Danish company with 40 years experience in crafting natural materials into elegant and avant-garde pieces, producing and designing unique collections for some of the world’s biggest fashion houses. The capsule features unique Brazilian mountain crystals combined with Acacia wood discs from the Philippines – handcrafted and designed at the Monies Copenhagen harbour front workshop specially for Astrid Andersen. The common ground and mutual understanding of a dedication to craftsmanship and honouring a commitment to creating personal interpretations of luxury across genders and generations makes Monies for Astrid Andersen the perfect partner to this season’s collection.

By C

Based in Notting Hill, London. Clifford is the creator/editor of A Media and Communications (Bsc) he collaborates with other talented creatives/ ex scene kids to create original in house content (interviews, editorials and more)

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