FAULT Magazine Reviews Astrid Andersen LFWM AW/17

Astrid Andersen takes us back to a time of opulent masculinity in her AW17 menswear collection. Modern men have been seen to relinquish from the abundance of lavishness and exaggeration in which gentlemen used to dress.

Andersen’s autumn collection revived this decadence and cleverly juxtaposed it with urban grit and modernity that can be worn by the men of today.

Paying homage to the tracksuit, the collection featured opulent versions in rich caramel velvets. Fabrics also tampered with tradition as bold patterned silks were crafted into loose tops and trousers. The models were adorned in formal corduroys and leopard print sweaters. Also offering a historical connection to lavish fabrics, hooded jackets were rimmed with rich furs and long robe-like coats were coloured in deep navy’s and dark plums. The collection was accessorised with flat caps, feather earrings and white-laced trainers, mixing English heritage with a neoteric quality. Andersen debuted a sunglasses range on the models as they walked regally down the catwalk to music by south London DJ James Messiah. The collection in its entirety renounced that comfort and elaborateness can harmoniously be worn by the modern gent.

Words: Sarah Barnes