Friday, August 26, 2011

Youth Quake: Cheap Monday Spring 2012

Now that Ann-Sofie Back shows her collection in London, the closest you can get to seeing her work at Stockholm Fashion Week is at the Cheap Monday show. The notoriously moody designer splits here time between heading her own collection, and leading the design team for the well-priced denim giant. Back's sources of inspiration are always conceptual, verging on abstract, and this season, the designer referenced the idealism, naivete, and unabashed optimism of her parent's generation as they forged new alternative lifestyles and followed utopian ideals. Nonetheless, the collection visually did not draw from the hippie aesthetic or the back to the land movement, and rather than a literal representation, the bright colors and big personality clothing distilled the essence of the carefree, joyous spirit of the time.


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Daisy said...

Stripes and splashes of bright colour against faded shades.. I love it!

Caddy said...


Love all the pops of color!

HaPpy said...

i looove the colors, the see thrue shirts with the dot print... and thoseee stripped jeansss!!! Thanks for posting them !!! : )

bravegrrl said...

it really is inspiring to see something fresh... i hope i can get my hands on that striped dress... also loving the b&w striped jeans and that denim dress!?!

sarah said...

love that denim maxi dress.