Ones to Watch: ASKH
Two newcomers to rocket onto the Danish fashion scene are 2009 MA graduates, Anne Sofie Madsen and Katrine Hedegaard. The collaboration between womenswear designer, Madsen, and menswear designer, Hedegaard, looks set to be a match made in heaven, wowing the fashion press with their Nordic couture creations. Based on the book, Skins, by Gavin Watson, the collection looks to the beauty and fragility of youth, and the embalming techniques of the ancient Egyptians. The pair’s love of art, fashion, storytelling and craftsmanship radiate from this collection with intricately embellished sheer dresses, wrapping, binding and a fabulously luxurious shaggy coat in a beautifully pale vanilla and cream colour palette. Fine knit sweaters in flattering, neutral tones and subtle, understated textures dominate the equally as neat menswear line.
Dripping with innovative techniques, their technically complex aesthetic is cool, crisp and the essence of Danish style. Clean without even a whisper of the clinical, this collection is pure perfection.
Posted by Fiona Anderson