>> I always try and wait until I can get hold of some decent lookbook images before posting a fashion graduate's work just because I think catwalk images can look a little flat and one-dimensional.  The Danish Design School had their show at Copenhagen Fashion Week last week and one of the graduates Anne-Sofie Madsen sent me her collection for me to check out along with illustrations.  Yes, another Anne-Sofie, this one with an 'e' and hopefully one that will make it to the heights of Ann-Sofie Back.

There's something quite soft and severe at the same time about Madsen's collection.  Soft, in the textures and fabric choices used with plenty of textural effects used to raise what is quite a neutral palette.  Severe, in Madsen's execution of keeping things fairly tight to the body and even voluminous pieces like the shag cardigan looks like it's been controlled strand by strand. 

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The illustrations further 'illustration' (ahem…) the severity of what Madsen is trying to achieve.  These are like clothes for recuperating patients (of what affliction I don't know…) that are on the cusp of recovery and it's like these are the garments that will heal them.  Or maybe I'm reading far too much into the expressions on these girls' faces and the 'inner meaning' of a draped bit of wool. 


Comments (49)

  1. WoW! it’s so beautyfl, really!
    have a wonderful weekend!

  2. mat ahoy says:

    wow, the colour is the imagery are great.

  3. aych says:

    those illustrations are so emotive, I love your thoughts! x

  4. MANFOX says:

    sooo beautiful!

  5. Sinta says:

    Love the designs and the shots. It’s so stark and soft at the same time. Have a lovely weekend!

  6. Wow! The images are so strong and powerful!! Thanks so much for sharing them!!
    –daily CHIC news from Paris–

  7. wow the illustration to go with the garments are so beautiful, they look like something from a strange distorted dream.
    Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxx

  8. Maverick says:

    Wow, this girl is amazing, I hope she goes far. I think she will judging by what I’ve seen so far. I love how everything flows together-even the illustrations! Does she have a website or blog or is there anyway that I can see more of her work?
    Also, I finished a skirt and it totally reminded me of you, or something similar to what you might wear! I’d love to know what you think of it, if you have time, it’s posted on my blog.
    Let me know if I can find out more about Anne-Sofie! Thanks Susie,
    x. mavi

  9. I love it!!!
    Saved some images for inspiration!

  10. quelle says:

    these are SO. AMAZING.
    initially i was stunned by the clothes, but seeing the illustrations is like a whole other level of awesome. i am so impressed!

  11. Seeing the illustrations with the actual garments just takes them to a whole different level. This is one talented girl! Pleae keep us updated with any more news on Anne-Sofie! The dress in the second photo has spoken to me!

  12. PixelHazard says:

    Wow that is just crazy amazing!

  13. MJ says:

    That’s so amazing – the drawings really make it for me! Love that style of illustration…

  14. sophie says:

    Wow beautiful illustrations, they don’t look like that generic style of fashion illustration, such a gorgeous style it really stands out. Love the clothes too!

  15. Fortunately Anne Sofie Madsen has agreed to do an interview for the Spot On: Textiles blog! It will be posted in the near future!
    in the meantime check the blog out here: spotontextiles.wordpress.com

  16. These are insanely beautiful! I love her stuff already. Awesome sketches too!

  17. Karoline says:

    WOW! Loved the illustrations, they had some kind of soul to it!

  18. Katerina says:

    Those illustrations caught my interest….honestly are amazing!!!xx

  19. S says:

    Those illustrations are beautiful; there’s a slight eeriness, but they’re still beautiful

  20. These are like clothes for recuperating patients (of what affliction I don’t know…) that are on the cusp of recovery and it’s like these are the garments that will heal them –> WHOAH. DEEP. Love the observation, Susie.

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  22. dee larsen says:

    Those illustrations are mesmerizing.

  23. Laura says:

    I love this!!! Wow, what beautiful garments and the illustrations are absolutely spectacular.

  24. Misha says:

    This is magical. Love the sketches and the realization of them. Such a talent! Hauntingly beautiful. Imagine a film with this art direction!

  25. TheTeig says:

    OMG! OMG! OMG!
    dude I’m reposting this on my site. unbelievable

  26. Veronica says:

    Hi! Must say that I think your blog is absolutely delightful, a true inspiration! The photos of you in your outfits rocks! Keep up the good work of making the world a more beautiful place both off and online.

  27. Lisa says:

    Beautiful! Both your writing and the fashions!

  28. Kathy says:

    Beautiful photos, and also I wanted to say that I love your blog and the level of sophistication here.

  29. wendyirene says:

    oooh beautiful illustrations. people should only be allowed to pick one talent, not design amazing clothes AND be a great illustrator 😉

  30. glowingdoll says:

    These dresses are amazing, they remind me of the film ‘Labyrinth’ for some reason maybe because they make the models look like nasty little fairies (Classic scene,when Jennifer Connolly has her hand chomped into by a fairy that she rescues).
    Sweden is like the magic country, name one bad thing that ever came out of Sweden.

  31. Birgit says:

    Th$ey are all so beautiful, love it.

  32. Amy says:

    I love the images and especially the illustrations – good to see a student stepping out of the typical ‘fashion illustration’ genre and really being artistic, gorgeous!
    Amy xo

  33. Wow, the designs are so articulate and whimsical! The drawings remind me of a twisted Alice in Wonderland version.

  34. missDTM says:

    i love the illustrations! so amazing…

  35. Penter says:

    A nicely done collection, good concept and material.

  36. ihkdls says:

    wow she is incredibly talented!

  37. Isabel says:

    The designs mean so much more when paired with the illustrations. I just did a double take. Wow.

  38. Camilla says:

    The collection is absolutely stunning and the illustrations are fabolous!!!! Go Anne Sofie!!!

  39. blanaid says:

    Unbelievable talent….I am so utterly jealous right now.

  40. annabelle says:

    these are awesome, hope you dont mind me linking?

  41. Charlie says:

    This blows me away! Its absolutely incredible!

  42. these garments are amazing! i love the illustration style too

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  44. Aubrey says:

    Excellent post! This article and also the fashion is really interesting and hot. It did catch my attention especially the photos. Keep up blogging about fashion because I love it that much. Anyway, thank you, thank you so much for this adorable blog.

  45. Hi Mavi,
    You can check ASM out on annesofiemadsen.dk 🙂 They will be posting a new website really soon.

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