Topman Launches New Designer Collaboration With Astrid Andersen
By Julien Sauvalle
If the past is any indication, Topman's capsule lines with up-and-coming menswear designers have always turned into true collector's items. After outstanding collaborations with Agi & Sam and Sibling, Topman tapped Copenhagen-based Astrid Andersen to design a 17-piece, limited-edition collection.
For the past three seasons, Andersen has gained momentum thanks to Topman's creative initiative with Fashion East, MAN, which showcases the work of new menswear talents at London Fashion Week.
"I make sport-inspired casual wear with a luxurious feel," Andersen explains. "For Topman, I’m creating a small collab collection that I’m super excited about. I want it to be very clean and sleek but at the same time push some materials and techniques that will be unconventional for Topman to use in their menswear selection."
Taking inspiration from 1950s basketball teams from Punjab, India, Andersen added an American atheltic twist to the collection, which features her signature oversized silhouettes on a minimal color palette of black, white, and carnation pink.
Contrasting fabrics and materials, such as copper foils on T-shirts or neoprene on bomber jackets, add a luxury feel to the clothes, which stick to her sportwear ethos. The mesh tops and shorts, and the black fleece sweatpants are sure to be standouts on the sports court this summer.