Astrid Andersen - A pioner of luxury streetwear

Astrid Andersen is a Copenhagen / London based brand that creates premium casualwear designer clothing with a sports inspired aesthetic that leads a new generation in menswear. The collections offer comfort as the ultimate styling and quality as an uncompromised signature of its style.

Astrid Andersen is Danish born fashion designer and trained at the Royal College of Art in London. She launched the namesake label in 2010 and consults for labels such as Nike and Saga Furs, determined to fuse the world of luxury and sports. The brand has an international cult following and is celebrated as a pioneer having been nominated fro the LVMH Price, British Fashion Awards and GQ/BFC Menswear Fund.

 Astrid Andersen FW20

 

Article from Hero Magazine

For FW20, the designer set focus to her native Denmark, more specifically a memory of her mother’s first piece of furniture when she left her parents’ home – a small rose-printed couch bought in 1971. The couch became a core element to the collection as an observation of the world of the time, when liberalism and anti-war movements were on the rise, and Copenhagen’s Freetown Christiania was established in the name of anarchism, self-governing society and community. 

Fashion-wise, Denmark’s very own Age of Aquarius came by way of flared trousers, retro-inflected colour-block tracksuits, ponchos, puffer jackets, a distorted floral pattern inspired by her mother’s upholstery, lacey jacquards and a mash-up of camouflage and animal prints. There were Andersen’s signature fur coats, in partnership with Danish label Saga Furs, and collaborations with Danish jewellery designer Vibe Harsløf and sportswear brand Hummel – the chunky sneakers were a re-worked version of the latter’s archival REACH LX style.

At the turn of the decade, her vision is pretty optimistic. “I wanted to reference something quite personal this season,” Andersen said backstage. “The starting point for the collection was my mum moving out of her home aged 18, but I wanted to reflect the parallelism of how she was feeling at the time and what’s happening now – I feel like people are collectively thinking about the world more, rather than the individual.”

 

February 28, 2021 by Jens Christensen

HAMCUS - The next level Techwear!

HAMCUS Brand was founded in 2015, and have since presented their yearly two collections at the Paris Fashion Week. Ever since the brand was presented the first time it caught the attention of several established techwear brands and media platforms. The incredible complexity of the tailoring, unique innovation and care for details along with a deep understanding of technical manufacturing methods makes Hamcus one of the most sophisticated and complicated collections in the market. 

The designer of the brand Tuff Leung shows absolute individuality in his designs, which focuses as much on the garments as on characters from sci-fi movies and video games inspired universe that Tuff is building around the brand.

A few pieces from the last HAMCUS FW20 collection: 

 

 

See Hamcus FW20 available pieces:

Below pictures is Errolson Hugh, designer of ACRONYM, visiting the Hamcus collection in Paris and trying on some pieces.

Let us know if you have any questions in regards to HAMCUS. We would be more than happy to answer any questions or help you link up with the brand. 

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February 27, 2021 by Jens Christensen
The Uncanny Sense of Boris Bidjan Saberi

The Uncanny Sense of Boris Bidjan Saberi

Boris Bidjan Saberi: A man of modest background but extravagant dedication to his craftsmanship and design philosophy.

It is well known BBS comes from a dynamic cultural heritage, his Father being Persian/Russian and Mother Irish/German and a love for skateboarding and punk music, but only upon visiting him at his showroom in Paris and having an extended sit-down that we had access to really understand more of how these elements have come to shape his work. 

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KAMO INTERNATIONAL | Professional sunglasses with a precise fit, and popular among many stars

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Classic sports brand PUMA and Danish street wear brand HAN Kjøbenhavn join forces to reshape PUMA CELL Venom, RS-X, Thunder, Clyde and other classic shoes.

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NIKBEN | Didn't wear it on the beach? Then you are missing out!

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The newest Nikben line of casual beach shorts is now available. Find out more about the Miami inspired beach wear.
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Casbia x Champion | Champion Shoes across "100 Years", now limited edition joint-venture

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The 100 year anniversary of Champion, is celebrated by a unique brand cooperation. The collaboration of Champion and Italian shoe brand Casbia has resulted in the unique Champion x Casbia "Century" shoes.
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Tobias Birk Nielsen SS19 | “The Survivalist" newest "TBN" collection

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Discover the newest Tobias Birk Nielsen "SS19" Collection "The survivalist"

Street wear with a post-apocalyptic feel, perfect for the urban Jungle.

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KRAKATAU SS19 | How Do Classic Tech Clothes Make New Tricks?

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The Last Conspiracy | There is tradition and ingenuity behind of the Footwear Design of the Year award.

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In 2016, The CFDA (American Fashion Designers Association Award) awarded The Danish brand The Last Conspiracy with the Oscar of the fashion world award. As a Nordic newborn brand founded in 2010, how is it associated and compared with mature and well-known brands like Church' s、COMME des GARÇON and Maryam Nassir Zadeh ?

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