Astrid Andersen presented his new 2017 menswear collection at the Topman Show Space on day 2 of London Fashion Week Men’s, showcasing the label’s signature sportswear aesthetics blended with prints and eye-catching accessories.
Astrid Andersen looks back through the ages for her Autumn/Winter 2017 menswear collection searching for periods of masculine opulence – something that is missing in the way men dress today. Over recent centuries this gradual decline in abundance and lavishness within men’s fashion inspired Astrid to revisit this commitment to exploration, elaboration and exaggeration. The tracksuit has become the archetype for the way we dress today, but for it to rightly claim it’s place in the history of fashion creative processes need to be applied – it must be elevated. Fabrics play with tradition and English heritage with casual corduroys juxtaposed against formal velvets and Sophie Hallette lace, and then furthermore against fine gage leopard print, feathers and fur in homage to the harvesting of nature in pursuit of opulence. This season’s palette is traditional to an autumn setting in dark navy, plum and camel. Astrid continues to work with Avery Dennison to create new innovations in heat transfer applications of feathers as an elevated interpretation of Astrid’s signature branding. – from Astrid Andersen
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