Saturday, 21 April 2012


The Autumn/Winter collection from designer Asger Juel Larsen is a dystopic and sophisticated dream...Where the sophisticated man is flung far into the future; where clothing becomes militarised, industrial yet very neo-chic. Somehow Larsen has managed to combine the Russian aristocrat staples of peacoats and soviet fur hats, with  the oversized knits and relaxed cuts of the Russian peasent.

It's not often I see a full collection from a designer and think ''I need it all'' But with this collection I really did! Every look has a slightly different feel to it, with noticeable influences throughout...There's something very East London in some of the outfits, especially the red velvet ensemble. Whereas there is a definite Japanese streetstyle in the dropcrotch trousers and zipped tops. This mixture of urban cultural influences with classic Russian design is a definite winner.

I love Larsens use of shape throughout this collection...The subtle exaggeration of the shoulders in the jackets and excess fabric in the pants gives a futuristic feel that is BANG on trend for AW12...The use of buttery leather, velvet and wool also gives a much needed softer element...Without the rich textures I think the collection would be too harsh!

Check out these images from the runway show as well as the official website!

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