Son Jung Wan’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection demonstrated conventionally masculine structured styles combined with conventionally feminine delicate sleeves. This consisted of highly structured dresses and jumpsuits with stiff collars, and a combination of contrasting fabrics such as latex and lace.
Wan’s collection certainly was attention grabbing with the use of bold colours such as turquoise, teal blue, and fuchsia pink, along with more subdued shades of taupe, white and cream. Interestingly, the menswear versions of each design also demonstrated a combination of conventional feminine and masculine styles. Overall, this collection could be considered as genderless and suggests that fashion is shifting towards less gendered styles. This was also displayed in the hair and makeup, with intentionally messy ponytails and bold blue glitter eyeliner, contrasted with natural skin and nude lip colours. On the whole, Son Jung Wan has created yet another unique and incredibly innovative collection.
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