Danish-born, London-based menswear designer Astrid Andersen brought her debut Bespoke Collection to New York City yesterday as part of Made Fashion Week. She cited the city specifically as being “a wealth of inspiration to the brand since its inception,” which manifested into dramatically luxurious premium and super-premium outerwear pieces. A brilliant, unmatched craftsman, Andersen showcased this season her keen eye for detailing and thoughtful understanding of lux fabrics—a skill set that seems largely untouched outside of haute couture.
The presentation—hosted at The Standard—was fairly intimate, eventually launching into a high-energy display of Andersen’s fresh vision, all backed by a pounding soundtrack that had walls shaking. Fur from Kopenhagen Fur, the world’s largest mink auction house, played a major role throughout the capsule collection, appearing on sweaters, hoods, collars and overcoats. In keeping with the brand’s signature aesthetic, the Bespoke Collection elevated streetwear attitude to a more royal, opulent platform. Models oozed with cultish confidence, storming the runway with the designer’s name stamped across clothes like a baller team whose sport of choice is simply scowling and being.
Gold zippers, blood red outfits, oversized shimmering pants and thoughtful paneling pervaded the show, justifying Andersen as being one of the most talked about newcomers during Fashion Week.
Photos by Dario Castillo