Ann-Sofie Back


LONDON…Designer Ann-Sofie Back’s work always comes with heavy societal references, such as last season’s criticism of celebrity culture. For F/W 09, Back took a look at the world of goth and grunge, filtering these classic styles through her couture-like lens to produce shredded mini skirts, oversize print sweatshirts, and lots and lots of feathers. The basic palette and dour makeup could be tweaked for more junior friendly presentation, by brightening the purples and bringing in a bit more color. Look to the meticulous detailing of Ann-Sofie Back’s designs for inspiration this fall, taking cues from her deconstruction and embellishment for elevating basic pieces.

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