Anne Sofie with an ‘E’

Anne Sofie with an ‘E’

>> 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. 



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  1. Cristian Tijeras

    2009-08-15 at 10:43 AM

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

  2. mat ahoy

    2009-08-15 at 10:47 AM

    wow, the colour is the imagery are great.

  3. aych

    2009-08-15 at 10:53 AM

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


    2009-08-15 at 11:05 AM

    sooo beautiful!

  5. Sinta

    2009-08-15 at 11:08 AM

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

  6. CHICsetera Paris

    2009-08-15 at 11:32 AM

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

  7. Rianna Bethany

    2009-08-15 at 11:56 AM

    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

    2009-08-15 at 12:28 PM

    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. Antonio Barros

    2009-08-15 at 1:05 PM

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

  10. quelle

    2009-08-15 at 1:16 PM

    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. Pearl Westwood

    2009-08-15 at 1:23 PM

    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

    2009-08-15 at 1:30 PM

    Wow that is just crazy amazing!

  13. MJ

    2009-08-15 at 1:37 PM

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

  14. sophie

    2009-08-15 at 1:49 PM

    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. Spot on: Textiles

    2009-08-15 at 3:30 PM

    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:

  16. Lip Gloss and Mane Toss

    2009-08-15 at 4:02 PM

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

  17. Karoline

    2009-08-15 at 5:31 PM

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

  18. Katerina

    2009-08-15 at 5:40 PM

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

  19. Molly Rose

    2009-08-15 at 6:12 PM


  20. S

    2009-08-15 at 6:31 PM

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

  21. All Women Stalker

    2009-08-15 at 6:53 PM

    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.

  22. sarah

    2009-08-15 at 8:49 PM

    hey im Sarah, and your my favorite blogger of ALL time<3 I recently started my own blog and in my first post i told everyone that your my favorite blogger, and put a link to your blog in my post. I thought you'd appreciate that. So I'd appreciate if you checked it out (it still sucks though, since I just started) its Thanks a bunch-Sarah*

  23. dee larsen

    2009-08-16 at 2:46 AM

    Those illustrations are mesmerizing.

  24. Laura

    2009-08-16 at 5:42 AM

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

  25. Misha

    2009-08-16 at 6:01 AM

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

  26. TheTeig

    2009-08-16 at 6:05 AM

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

  27. Veronica

    2009-08-16 at 10:24 AM

    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.

  28. Lisa

    2009-08-16 at 11:20 AM

    Beautiful! Both your writing and the fashions!

  29. Kathy

    2009-08-16 at 2:23 PM

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

  30. wendyirene

    2009-08-16 at 4:04 PM

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

  31. glowingdoll

    2009-08-16 at 4:28 PM

    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.

  32. Birgit

    2009-08-16 at 7:18 PM

    Th$ey are all so beautiful, love it.

  33. Amy

    2009-08-16 at 8:43 PM

    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

  34. Little Clementine

    2009-08-16 at 9:10 PM

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

  35. missDTM

    2009-08-16 at 9:48 PM

    i love the illustrations! so amazing…

  36. k

    2009-08-16 at 10:41 PM


  37. Penter

    2009-08-17 at 2:26 AM

    A nicely done collection, good concept and material.

  38. ihkdls

    2009-08-17 at 12:24 PM

    wow she is incredibly talented!

  39. Isabel

    2009-08-17 at 3:57 PM

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

  40. Camilla

    2009-08-18 at 3:23 AM

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

  41. blanaid

    2009-08-20 at 4:51 PM

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

  42. annabelle

    2009-08-23 at 11:44 PM

    these are awesome, hope you dont mind me linking?

  43. Charlie

    2009-08-25 at 12:30 AM

    This blows me away! Its absolutely incredible!

  44. tobaccoandleather

    2009-08-29 at 3:53 PM

    these garments are amazing! i love the illustration style too

  45. AL GIGA

    2009-12-04 at 12:16 AM


  46. Aubrey

    2010-11-15 at 3:13 AM

    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.


    2012-01-03 at 7:29 PM

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

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