Radical, agressive, and brutal are the words that come through our minds after watching Anne Sofie Madsen AW14 collection at Mercedes Benz Copenhagen fashion week. Putting a high level of creation does not guarantee all the runway pieces to be produced, hence her choice to keep going her aesthetic in "easy to wear" pieces. She is at a turning point in her design, adapting her couture runway at a more ready to wear and commercial scale, including now a menswear version, only three looks but it has already won our hearts. Every designer always worries about the commercial aspect of their collection, but the creation has to be boundless. Anne Sofie Madsen is only expressing without limits what she has inside herself. The S&M leather and the couture sheer dresses, the embellished chain tops, the eyelets cut in the pants, all are part of her language whose obvious references come from the street, youth and punk.
Asger Juel Larsen simply posted a teaser of his AW14 collection called Arctic Suburb Manual (quite obscur at first sight), purposely to bring the noise, a pleasure for our eyes and also for the buyers. The fashion film starring the it boy Sylvester Ulv, puts the focus on glossy jackets, coats and slouchy metallic pants, increasing our excitement. That's what we like about Asger Juel larsen, the reference is always diverse and rich so expect the unexpected.
Asger Juel Larsen presents his AW14 bold "uniform" featuring prints made of several patterns such as a dismembered horror doll, a neo inked camo and an arctic landscape, which are as strong as the monochromatic looks in black and white. We can't take our eyes off all the coats and jackets that are very daring like the boxy glossy bomber jacket. Asger Juel Larsen's jackets are always on the top of our wishlist, especially the one from the Madhouse diffusion line. Hope the design team are going to translate this glossy one into the diffusion line.
All these pictures com from Copenhagen fashion week website.