Hailing from Denmark, Asger Juel Larsen, of his namesake label, pushes the importance of being a raconteur within his collections. Inspired by various conflicting elements, Larsen utilizes many of his captivating interests, particularly those involving pop culture and the history of worldly affairs, as driving forces in his creative process and fuses their unlikely qualities together to create a recalcitrant story of urban youth. Intent on pushing any boundaries society has put forth, those that may surround fashion, individuality, and free interpretations, Larsen continues to add fuel to the flame of the uprisal of streetwear’s inherent urbanity and developing finesse with his Autumn Winter 2014 collection.
The vivacity of forms utilized in Larsen’s unisex collection creates an overwhelming sense of refined distress, all of which is magnified by the bulk of leathers and dismembered babydoll print, shaded with a sense of abandoned sublimity. Increasingly interested in the complexity surrounding society’s interpretation of masculinity and vulnerability, as well as how the two interchange with one another, Larsen employs silhouettes of apt dimensions, experimenting with both a neat and indeterminate form with a surfeit of hooded, cloak-like jackets and playful joggers, almost serving as a military uniform of a youth in revolt. As with each collection, a story is spun by Larsen’s dark inhibitions of rioters in peril, a beguiled tale shrouded in surreptitiously somber wonder.
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