Astrid Andersen makes a flamboyant appearance at Copenhagen Fashion Week with its remarkable Spring/Summer 2018 Collection that grabbed everyone’s attention by giving serious archetypical safari vibes.
The desert tones cropped tops and flared oversized trousers run throughout the collection and the styling and power the looks display really leave an impression that luxury sportswear can be so much more than what we’d imagined. Some outfits have cool caps and headpieces designed around the garments; as of course sun protection is always a necessity and in style. As other outfits have complex lace tops that hang low over the striped trousers.
To add some glare to the collection that was already shining in more ways than one, Astrid Andersen teamed up with Monies, Danish Jewelry Company with over 40 years experience. The flattering sheer metallic lace complimented the strong and exaggerated wrist pieces and rings made from Brazilian crystals, adding a robust feel to the collection that tied it all together.
Astrid Andersen took luxury sportswear to another level of innovation with its hard to miss colours and elaborate fabrics, really challenging us to think of sportswear in a different way than we have known it.
Inspired by the Japanese baseball teams of the 40’s and 50’s from her hometown Osaka, Michiko Koshino showcased her SS18 collection, which is a concoction of contemporary and historic aesthetics.
A strongly themed collection consisting of high customized orange and green Michiko Koshino socks, cropped elasticated trousers and street style influence. But what was most striking was the black inflatable hooded jacket and matching trousers that were incredible. Famed for her unconventional silhouettes, by challenging and distorting various fabrics Koshino remains at the forefront of forward-thinking fashion. Sport generated collections for the most part have always had a great turn out. With the use of wool, heavy jersey and nylon fabrics Koshino was able to turn this base-ball inspired collection into something great, which showcased a deeper understanding of the designer’s craft. Making this menswear line wearable, but so outstanding.
With a relating soundtrack of what it would be like if at an actual baseball game, Koshino put on a remarkable presentation.
Written By Maria Santee Photos Taken Paul Licorish
The Oliver Spencer brand is a vision of the man himself. He founded the brand in 2002 and set out to create a range of clothing that was premium tailored. From just one shop on London’s Lambs Conduit Street, he has now gone on to open a range of shops and an international online business.
Oliver Spencer showcased their amazing collection for LMFW 5th anniversary this year. Advertising a modern tailored style with softly tailored jackets, relaxed shorts and cropped trousers. Spencer managed to create a smart casual collection with beautifully complimenting colours, making an attractive colour combination. Such as dark shades of blue to dark brown and beige to lighter tones of pink, which indeed made a tremendous impact to the relaxed look.
What was eye-catching to this collection was the creatively displayed parka jackets worn with accentuated straps, which can transform from a jacket to a rucksack. Very effective and added a sense of comfortably to this collection.
A beautifully displayed show in which the designer closed with a series of exclusive designed logo T-shirts that include ‘LOVE TOWN’ on the front, produced with the artist David Austen.