Anne Sofie Madsen Spring 2014 RTW

Anne Sofie Madsen is definitely one of the most inspiring Danish designers at the moment, with her appreciation for details and her amazing craftsmanship. She’s known for creating futuristic female warriors, but for her S/S 2014 collection, Post Human Speed, she looks to three boys for inspiration: Kaspar Hauser, a young German claiming to have grown up in total isolation, Inochi, the school boy alien robot dreamed up by Takashi Murakami, and Rubber Johnny, a boy able to contort his body into unnatural positions, depicted in a short film by Chris Cunningham. Questioning the human body and identity just as these boys do, Madsen realizes her vision in abnormal excesses and disproportions, with motocross acting as a primary aesthetic influence.

The Spring/Summer 2014 collection featured a mixture of avant-garde street wear including Anne Sofie Madsen’s iconic oversized t-shirt dresses with handmade illustrations prints, knitwear ensembles both long and short with all over prints, slim fitted dresses with leads, sweatshirts with exaggerated shoulders and loose high waist pants. The colours were ranging from black to white and grey and created with a mixture of light almost transparent fabrics and soft knitwear and sweats.

A beautiful example of Anne Sofie Madsen’s talent was the short white dress with mirrors and other-cut outs applied in a strong graphic pattern, which absolutely shows her unique craftsmanship. Another delightful and surely one of the best silhouettes was a white dress full of ruffles, it will be a summer love for the ones who can both be a little wild at heart and appreciate play and elegance. What an inspiration it is to follow Anne Sofie Madsen.