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LCM: Astrid Andersen SS14 (Video)

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So as Paris fashion week draws to a close, we can see a few obvious trends that don’t die hard. A trend which has been going on for years is the use of electric blue, approved featured in a few of our favourite designers such as KENZO and John Galliano. Using colours such as electric, more about cobalt and heightened blue is a step away from menswears usual navy comfort zone.

Givenchy have not failed to impress with their multi-media Aztec and photography theme. Spring/Summer 2014 is sure to see plenty of prints and photography on tees and in even more unusual places such as swimwear, shorts and jackets.

Saint Laurent have taken a 70’s feel to the collection with printed shirts with large collars, biker jackets with breast pocket detailing, polo’s and large high wasted trousers.

An interesting range of designs, but one thing all the designers had in common was how big they all were on graphic, Aztec and photography prints and this trend looks like its here for the long haul so best get yours now.

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Written by Yvonne Jay

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So as Paris fashion week draws to a close, we can see a few obvious trends that don’t die hard. A trend which has been going on for years is the use of electric blue, approved featured in a few of our favourite designers such as KENZO and John Galliano. Using colours such as electric, more about cobalt and heightened blue is a step away from menswears usual navy comfort zone.

Givenchy have not failed to impress with their multi-media Aztec and photography theme. Spring/Summer 2014 is sure to see plenty of prints and photography on tees and in even more unusual places such as swimwear, shorts and jackets.

Saint Laurent have taken a 70’s feel to the collection with printed shirts with large collars, biker jackets with breast pocket detailing, polo’s and large high wasted trousers.

An interesting range of designs, but one thing all the designers had in common was how big they all were on graphic, Aztec and photography prints and this trend looks like its here for the long haul so best get yours now.

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Written by Yvonne Jay
Critics are raving about Astrid Andersen’s first solo show presented at this years London Collections: Men, and for good reason. Andersen offered a ‘luxe sportswear’ line filled with monochrome staples, sheer camo prints and hints of velvet, we’ve never seen lace catsuit look so masculine!

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The line consisted of male caftan tanks, lace tee-shirts and leggings, pops of colour that grabbed attention but with subtly rather than loud appearances.  What can only be described as luxurious tracksuits with camo prints were beautifully intertwined with florals. But this is not camo as you know it; Andersen revived the trend to become more light and almost airy rather than the hard-lined military rendition that flooded last season.

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Andersen’s show is quickly becoming dubbed the sexiest so far, which may have something to do with the abundance of chiseled and oiled abs that accompanied the clothing. However there were also full-bodied pieces; if high fashion had a basketball team they would definitely wear the cream embroidered hoodies, beige luxe crops and off-white tanks. Not to mention the welcomed appearance of the velvet lime tracksuits that consisted of contrasting crew sweaters.

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Andersen, who is usually known for her signature of bold prints and even bolder colours, went in a completely different direction for SS14 with staple pieces composed of mostly monochrome whites, contrasts showing up in textures rather than colour. This was ‘luxe sportswear’ with a refreshing twist featuring continuous flashes of sheer mesh and lace cutouts that welcomed the slight essence of femininity previously absent from past seasons, that you can be certain we’ll be seeing again.

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Watch the video here:

Words by Angie Crystal Emordi

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