ONES TO WATCH: ANNE SOFIE MADSEN | FALL / WINTER 2012
Danish born Anne Sofie Madsen, studied at the Royal Academy of Arts School of Design, before training under John Galliano at Dior in Paris. She then moved to London to work as a Junior Designer at Alexander McQueen, before establishing her own eponymous label in 2010.
Her unique collection and strong use of structures drew inspiration from the half skeleton-half human Inuit goddess of the underworld, Sedna, which were combined with Victorian menswear and traditional Inuit costumes.
Full of fringing, beading and sequins, her collection saw dark attitude meeting a more feminine glamour. The toughness of metal-plated Doc Martens, worn with nude socks were juxtaposed against a delicate white dress, with luxurious lace and embellishment, and mud-splash printed skirts and leggings were also contrasted with luxurious sheer panels, softening the collection.
The sleek structure of the dresses, tops and fitted trousers depicted the skeleton shape of Sedna. Texture rich features with intricate detailing, showed the fearless collection’s polished take on grunge, with primitive and animalistic undertones. The distinctive pieces are effortlessly elegant, showcasing Anne Sofie’s remarkable craftsmanship and attention to detail.
- Anna Verdon