Designer Daily: Asger Juel Larsen
Jan 31, 2012 - by Jessica Lapidos
Great Danish designer Asger Juel Larsen is liberating man from the confines of boredom. He celebrates the evolving man with collections that reference welders and the men of 1930s boiler rooms, building armor-like structures out of tough leather and quilted PVC, and Androids, again fusing fabrics of luxury with that of utility. Having honed his skills to a masters level at London College of Fashion, his vision has been unrestrained by creative direction and his eye is sharp. Now in Spring 2012, he visits a man who is actually quite vulnerable in all his strength. He's a post-punk sleek neo-gothic, taking the genre to new depths and sense of class. His breadth is vast, and thus, see a bit of a premature retrospective here. We can be sure there is more to come.
Asger Juel Larsen describes each collection with such intimate detail, allowing you discover his intentions more clearly. He describes the fabrics he uses and why, in a form close to poetry. It's worth the trip over to his website to read his insight.