Where the runway meets the street

We’ve noticed professional skateboarder and loveable fashion buttinsky Chad Muska rolling about in silhouettes like these for a while now, so some of the initial shock in Lars Andersson‘s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection rolls right off. What remains are some truly artisanal pieces of knitwear that have enough mutability and variety to suit multiple tastes. A Swedish designer who focuses on knitting, Andersson works with his team of knitters in Brooklyn, turning fine Japanese and Italian yarns into what could be uniformly described as “black metal serfwear.”

The tank top makes us immediately think of a discotheque in an old smithy and if we went the route of the hooded vest we’d maybe throw a t-shirt underneath, but the crew neck sweater and the hoodie are practical statement makers without an over-sized exclamation point. Big bottom line here: if we ever decide to move off-grid to work on our pagan drum circle band and kill rabbits for dinner, you’ll never see us in anything but the hooded coat pictured above.

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