Astrid Andersen autumn/winter 2017 collection catwalk show for LFWM
Astrid Andersen’s autumn/winter 2017 collection was unveiled in a catwalk show in the Topman Showspace for London Fashion Week Men’s. Her style took a new spin on mainstream preoccupation with retro, street and tailor-chic displaying a reappropriation of the masculine opulence that has faded from men’s dress over time.
The hooded tracksuit was reinvented in plum, dark navy, grey, bronze and camel velvet, emblazoned with the Astrid Andersen logo. Patterned silks were crafted into trousers and tops. Corduroy, silk quilting and velvet were also used in thick hooded jackets and robe-like coats. The historical connection of lavish fabric with the harvesting of nature was made through the use of fur, leopard print and heat-transfer feathers; each of the models had a single long feather hanging from their right ear.
British tradition and urban modernity collided in flat caps – the result of a collaboration with New Era – alongside a range of statement sunglasses which were launched at the show.
South London DJ James Messiah’s potent poetry and bespoke mix performed live provided a provocative backdrop through his musings on mortality, sex and religion.
Comfort, decadence and urban grit were the order of the day in this innovative interpretation of modern-meets-tradition.
Photos: Filippo L’Astorina