M.I.A And Astrid Andersen Collaborates On Capsule Clothing Range
British singer and songwriter M.I.A is collaborating with Danish-born, London-based menswear designer Astrid Andersen on a capsule clothing range. The collection made its debut at the Astrid Andersen flagship in Denmark to celebrate Copenhagen Fashion Week.
The collaboration came about after Arulpragasam requested some spring 2017 garments from the designer, and the music artist asked if they could work together in some way. She lauded Andersen’s merging of “function, sport, simplicity and futurism.”
“M.I.A’s message is strong and pure and her personality is strong-willed and determined. That’s rare to find and that’s what made her so incredible to work with,” said Andersen. “For this particular project, it all happened super fast. We have the same references, so it was natural to create pieces from my spring 2017 collection and use her colors and artwork.”
The designer, who was inspired by artwork from the musician’s latest album, “AIM,” used silhouettes from her spring 2017 show. She revamped them using light technical materials in black, coral and beige.
The collection made its debut at the Astrid Andersen flagship in Denmark to celebrate Copenhagen Fashion Week. The range consists of anoraks, T-shirts and track pants. Prices range from 50 pounds for a T-shirt to 120 pounds for an anorak. It will be sold at her flagship store on Jagtvej in Copenhagen and on M.I.A.’s web site.
The designer will staged her women’s show in Copenhagen last Thursday. “This is the second time I have shown a women’s collection. It’s an extension of the men’s,” said Andersen. “So I’m super excited about this.”
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