10 Years of Deadstock Astrid Andersen Fabrics Construct Its Latest Capsule
Danish designer Astrid Andersen first presented her eponymous label’s collection at London Fashion Week for FW11, and while the style world might not be operating in its usual form at the instant , this has by no means put a halt to Andersen’s creativity. As an advocate for sustainability — her repurposed fabric-based collection with hummel being only one example — the designer has now presented a replacement capsule comprising deadstock materials that draw from the brand’s last ten years of collections.
The deadstock capsule was ideated during the COVID-19-induced lockdown last year, acting as how for the brand to remain creative and productive while ensuring its output was zero-waste. By only using in-house deadstock fabrics, the gathering celebrates the brand’s ten years on the catwalk and further accentuates the importance of sustainability within the brand’s ethos.
Because it mixes various materials and designs together, the capsule is crammed with pieces that appear as if collages of the past. Silk is contrasted with velour, neon viscose finds itself partnered with custom-printed silks that appear vintage in their design, and there are even touches of leopard print or collegiate inspirations found throughout the capsule.
The mismatched prints, patterns, and fabrics construct signature Astrid Andersen silhouettes also as new T-shirt and short styles, but ultimately close on variety of standout pieces. These include a sports polo top that mixes a front panel of striped collegiate fabrics with a hoop and flower-printed silk design, and arms that feature the leopard print and more of the collegiate stripes. Elsewhere, the label presents a hoodie with silk arms, a checkered patch on the righthand side, and ranging green neoprene patches, also as silk sportswear-leaning track pants printed with flowers and therefore the label’s signature branding.
Astrid Andersen’s archive deadstock capsule collection are often seen within the lookbook above and purchased exclusively on the designer’s website now.