It takes a brave man to wear a sculpted neon green trenchcoat shimmering with silver oriental flowers, or a billowing lavender sauna suit. He’s the target for Danish designer Astrid Andersen, who employed fey pastels, boudoir silks and bits of metallic lace to subvert her flashy, logo-heavy streetwear.
Among those taking in her spring display was American hip-hop artist ASAP Ferg, whom the Danish designer characterized as her ultimate muse. One could imagine him donning one of her stylized hockey jerseys, or her glossy black bombers and stadium coats in sturdy, couture fabrics.
As a barometer of where branded athletic garb is headed, this collection echoed the oversize, languid shapes gathering steam this London season, and the bold, artificial palette.