Lounge sportswear at Astrid Andersen
By Volker Ketteniss

No great departures this season as Astrid Andersen sticks to what she does well, everyday sportswear updated with unexpected textures and colours. Her luxury …

Jan 10, 2015
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No great departures this season as Astrid Andersen sticks to what she does well, everyday sportswear updated with unexpected textures and colours. Her luxury street-inspired signature felt tougher for autumn/winter, bulked-up to deal with cold weather, and had subtle military undertones too. Velour and lace played an important role, offset with PVC to give the lounge feel a subversive edge, while shaved furs and brushed wools with sheen coatings ratcheted up the emphasis on balancing high-end materials with performance qualities. The extra layering and increased contrasts helped bring more depth and maturity to this season’s collection, whilst still allowing Andersen’s popular logo-heavy trademark pieces, like the premium hooded sweatshirt and panelled shell joggers, shine through – a show to keep both fans and newcomers to her work happy.  – Ben Perdue

Theme: Lounge sportswear

Key items: Oversized shirt / Shell trousers / Panelled joggers / Exaggerated-length tops / Cable knit ski sweater / Shell T-shirts / Basketball vest / Technical parka / Premium sweatshirt / Logo hoody / Boiler suit / Hybrid biker jackets

Colour: Black / Light grey / Forest green / Hot pink / Red / Burgundy / White

Print & pattern: Lumberjack plaid / Brand logos / Sportswear stripes

Materials & knits: Brushed wool / Velour/ Lace / PVC / Coated cottons / Bonded jersey / Merino wool / Ballistic nylon

Footwear: Trainer boots

Accessories: Wool beret / Leather and fur trapper hat

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