A tapestry rug laid upon Astrid Andersen’s catwalk at LCM AW16, setting the scene for the veritable feast of loose silhouettes and unusual fabrics that we know and love her for.


The techno beats of her collaboration with well-known Trap producer Brodinski, born out of the Red Bull Catwalk Studio project, announced the arrival of the models, who strolled down the runway looking very much like they’d recently come off the slopes and were ready to party at La Folie Douce.


Never one to favour anything restrictively tight-fitting, Andersen has once again brought us a comforting collection of relaxed, casual clothes with a sports-inspired aesthetic. But this isn’t just your average gym gear; Andersen always brings a unique twist to her collections.


Tweeds, velvets and fur have been adapted into sweatpants, jumpers, bomber jackets and, ideal for the winter weather, onsies. The most popular recent womenswear trends also appeared on the runway, with cropped knits, military-inspired detailing and dungarees all transposed into Andersen’s signature style.


Gloves were super-sized and padded, extending all the way up to the elbow, and many of the models sported round sunglasses, finishing off the après-ski look.


It seems that Andersen can do no wrong; even though we know her general MO, she can still surprise us with her new take on traditional fabrics and iconic shapes. And I, for one, would definitely love a cosy mint jumper/sweatpant combo to get me through this winter.

Words: Katharine Bennett | Fashion Week Press | @misskatebennett

Images: Mel Williams | Fashion Week Photograher