The Autumn/Winter 2016 collections have been out on the runways of Tokyo this week as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week celebrates five days of fashion. Among the dozens of designers taking part in Fashion Week this go-round is Anne Sofie Madsen, a Danish designer who's making her Japanese debut thanks to the DHL Exported Program.
Already well-known and loved in her native Denmark, the extremely talented artist has won numerous prestigious awards, including the DANSK Design Talent prize, ever since launching her eponymous label in 2011. Showing in London and Copenhagen at first, Madsen quickly set her sights on Paris Fashion Week, where she recently debuted her A/W2016 collection to a full house.
Madsen has a talent for combining both the everyday and the unusual in her ready-to-wear womenswear pieces. She focuses heavily on draping and design, each garment looking in the end as though it has come straight from her studio with its intricate detailing and perfect fit.
The designer's inspired each season anew but her repertoire tends to focus on abstract contrasts, creating women with a look both inviting and out of touch, ladylike and yet boyish. In her own words, Anne Sofie Madsen is very much into bringing "magic into reality, preciousness into fashion."
Be sure to check out Anne Sofie Madsen's latest collection on the runways of Tokyo. And follow the DHL Exported social channels to stay up to date on all of the 2016 DHL Exported Program Cycle Two winners: