Anne Sofie Madsen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and trained under John Galliano, before moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer.
In 2011 she started her own label, and presented my first collection at London Fashion Week in February of the same year. The following season she opened Copenhagen Fashion Week and has been showing there until 2014. For her SS15 she did her first show in Paris.
She has received several awards and won the prestigious DANSK Design Talent price in October 2013 and Danish Fashion Awards the year before. The same year she was chosen by Sara Maino to exhibit with Italian Vogue during Milan Fashion Week.
Together with the creation of the two annual collections, Anne Sofie works as an illustrator and her illustrations have been published in several Danish and International magazines. In spring 2011, her first graphic novel and has since illustrated nine more books.
The collections are sold in 16 shops around the world. Among these are Browns, Louisa Via Roma, H. Lorenzo, 10 Corso Como and Ssense.
Quote: "I finds inspiration in the contrasts and borders between the primitive and civilized, the exotic and classic, the barbaric and elegant, the futuristic and historical. As part of my vision, I wish is to show the well-known through the un-known. I am fascinated by the point where fashion replaces the body with something abstract - an idea or ideal rather than an organism. And I am interested in the way a silhouette can affect the body and the surrounding space and how materials, shapes, and proportions are able to generate a body language.
I want to capture a couture finish and an attention to detail within ready to wear. I aim to re-interpret the traditions of handwork and the use of techniques within couture into contemporary materials and silhouettes.
The use of decorative surfaces is a vital within my work as it is part of my self-expression and it leads to a constant quest of creating challenging, yet beautiful surfaces that pushes the boundaries of modern fashion.
I think there's a forgotten and overlooked approach to sustainability in craftsmanship, patience and quality. "