ANNE SOFIE MADSEN | SPRING / SUMMER 2012
Flying the flag for Danish fashion, Anne Sofie Madsen’s designs have caused a stir worldwide.
In 2009 she took the Danish fashion world by storm, with her graduating collection from the Danish School of Design. Having been invited to show at London Fashion Week’s Vauxhall Fashion Scout Show in February 2010, Anne Sofie Madsen has now presented her Spring / Summer ’12 capsule collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
The collection has a very tribal feel, with many simple mini dresses so extravagantly patterned with the tribal printing, they are assets to the collection.
The prints are big and bold, as were the statements made on the catwalk.
One particular tribal mini dress has been created with a nude, sheer material and printed with a thick black pattern. Some of the pattern at the top is plated in gold and the models’ faces were sprayed gold too, for an outstanding affect.
Another interesting theme running through the collection is the idea of armour style accessories. There were several different methods. One that stands out is a large, thick black neckpiece. This was stunning, and very engaging moving down the catwalk. The way the piece was constructed was innovative, and unlike anything else seen in Copenhagen this season.
The thick, black material was also used to make heavy cuffs, which starkly contrasted the light, tied dress that the model wore with these accessorise.
This collection was creative, and engaging throughout. The use of colour was a strong and aesthetically pleasing sight, and the use of different construction methods meant that this collection was unlike others also shown in Copenhagen for SS12.
- Felicity Thistlethwaite