Anne Sofie Madsen’s fall lineup was as fractured as her soundtrack: She performed the visual equivalent of sampling with dresses made of everything from shoelaces to shell-like sculptures.
“The collection is about a place between an unmemorable past and an unimaginable future,” the show notes said.
Indeed, it was hard to summarize the display, which kicked off with a deconstructed dress made of panels of contrasting fabric. Then came ruffled dresses and pants — the latter worn under a mini kilt in a nod to bondage trousers — and outfits made from woven laces, their loose ends covered with jangling metallic tips. Long dresses featured brushstroke prints and drawings by Madsen, who is also an illustrator.
She collaborated with fellow Danish designer Maria Black on one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and with Italian footwear brand Farewell on four platform shoes. Her ready-to-wear offering is sure to delight iconoclasts looking to make a statement and independent retailers with an eye for wearable art.