We recently had the pleasure of viewing Danish designer Astrid Andersen’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection during our stay at London Collections Men. When we chatted with her backstage, Andersen mentioned that she’d be launching a sophomore bespoke capsule line in Paris, which was presented at the Place Vendôme in the city’s 1st arrondissement.
While an astute attention to fabrics appeared to be the designer’s driving force this season, Anderson’s bespoke range lauded one textile in particular: fur. Incorporating a moody color palette of black, moss green, mocha and varied shades of grey, the capsule’s modern silhouettes and focus on luscious pelts, premium wools, and quilted nylons blur the line between streetwear and luxe ever so seamlessly.
Yet, as we’ve seen time and again, this is essentially a defining characteristic of an Astrid Andersen collection. While she’s come a long way from the heavily-branded basketball shorts and jersey tops that comprised her earlier lines, we’ve enjoyed seeing how the designer has managed to stay relevant by pushing mainstream conventions of menswear. After all, there are few designers who could pull off designing a coat that would receive a cosign from Biggie Smalls, an ancient monarch, and Cruella de Vil, respectively.
For more furry fashion, check out Fendi’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection.