February 03, 2011

Slick city streets

Ann-Sofie Back has officially taken Cheap Monday to a new level under her stellar creative direction. Spring 2011 looked amazing, and now Fall is a journey into the beyond with epic layering, the shiny dark side of techno, and a comfort level of 10. It was refreshing to see how far Back pushed it- there were hardly any jeans shown for women, which is impressive for a company founded on denim. But there WAS patent leather and velvet. 90s? Where, what are you talking about?






















Images via Cheap Monday & here

I came across this Swedish blog that made an interesting point: Acne started out as jeans brand, eventually evolving into a globally respected fashion label that is now showing in London each season. It seems Cheap Monday is heading down the same path...hopefully they stay cheap as they grow more chic!

3 comments:

Maria said...

Nice work from Back! But I think we have to wait for couple of seasons at least to see where Cheap Monday is going, hopefully the runway shows won't be just full of styling tricks and that the edgier clothes will hit the shelves. It would be intresting though if they followed Acne's path!

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

Need that nylon garbage bag-y puff scarf thing and the brick velour dress. I'm glad that this time around didn't mimic her Back collection.

amalie said...

love this! the leather, velour, knits...