DAVID ANDERSEN | SPRING / SUMMER 2013
Designer David Andersen debuted his namesake collection in 2007, since then he has made a name for himself as a leader in edgy and urban apparel. David Andersen’s Spring / Summer 2013 collection hit the runway at Copenhagen Fashion Week and set the tone for the season to come.
The Spring / Summer 2013 collection teamed the classic with the current and embodied a clashing of styles and class. Andersen’s Spring / Summer 2013 saw the aristocrat meet the vagabond and the traditional meet the futuristic. The Andersen woman was clad in leather and wore her hemlines high, while the men donned sleeveless dinner jackets and coat tails.
As with much of what was shown at Copenhagen, Andersen’s colour palette was minimalistic and followed the monochrome pattern of black, white and grey. However, a rich purple made a fleeting but luxurious appearance in the form of slouchy shirt dresses and panelled across elaborately cut blouses.
A pair of black leather loosely tailored trousers made an impression when pieced together with a starched white shirt and quilted gilet with large lapels and finished off with metallic low-heel court shoes. A cropped tuxedo-style jacket was cinched in with a double buckle glossy black waistbelt and paired with slim-fit black trousers, Andersen’s take on womenswear was feminine with a nod to traditional masculine cuts. Printed fabrics were scarce, yet an off the shoulder poncho dress came in a grey-black brush stroke design.
One look in particular stood out from the rest of the menswear; a traditional black mac was sleeveless and came cropped at the hips; it was worn over the top of a leather panelled jersey shirt which zipped all the way up to its high neck. This striking look was complete with white cropped leggings underneath black tailored shorts – it was Singing in the Rain meets sports luxe!
- Ellen Stewart