Dark brilliance at Anne Sofie Madsen

From the opener – a dress haphazardly fringed and embellished, worn with nude socks and heavy flat black shoes – Anne Sofie Madsen had it nailed. The ‘it’ in question is the elusive space between darkly avant guarde and coolly wearable, and while the sparkling circus-like aesthetic of the opening piece didn’t return through the rest of her fall 2012 show at Copenhagen fashion week (CFW), the remainder of the outfits were equally on-target.

These were intricate, bordering on Gothic but tipping a hat to the futurist. Polar bears reared up on some snow-capped pieces while others were splodged with galaxies of paint, or wrought with alien-faced emotion. Texture is certainly key for Madsen, and these darkly themed pieces showed their craftsmanship through the 3-dimensional details.

You can see all of the Anne Sofie Madsen autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Photographs courtesy of Copenhagen Fashion Week