Anerkjendt Autumn 2013
Quirky Danish brand Anerkjendt returns with a new collection that blends streetwear and outdoors styles whilst holding onto the brand’s eye for detail and reputation for creating bold, stand out pieces.
The outdoors element is introduced via the colour palette, which features a variety of green and earth tones. Texture reinforces this influence, with quilting adding a rugged, practical edge to outerwear whilst thick wools offer a heritage appeal.
These textures are utilised creatively to produce some interesting pieces, such as a pair of quilted trousers and a blazer with sleeves that contrast in fabric as well as colour. Hiking boots and parka coats pad out this aesthetic, providing timeless wardrobe staples to help ground the more adventurous items.
However, this outdoors look is balanced with a strong streetwear influence. Compared to previous ranges, this collection is heavy on the denim; jeans, jackets and shirts in a variety of washes add an urban element accentuated by skinny fits. Black, blue and washed out colours contrast with the natural tones, yet the two are united in well planned outfits and colour-blocked pieces.
Print and pattern are other key elements of the range: a matching printed shirt and tie tones down the formality associated with this timeless combination and bold graphic sweatshirts offer a twist to a key streetwear piece. In addition, checks, camouflage and animal prints reference the underlying outdoors influence whilst remaining coherent with current print trends.
In summary, Anerkjendt continues to hold its own with another offbeat but effective collection that blends opposing influences to create a lookbook that is diverse yet seamless. Whilst all the outfits are well styled, the real mark of quality in the collection is that each individual piece has been given a twist that sees it effortlessly stand out from the crowd, allowing you to create truly unique ensembles.