Anne Isabella SS23 Collection
Anne Isabella is a brand founded in 2020. Anne Rasmussen of Danish-French heritage and is now based in Berlin. Having graduated from Central Saint Martins, Anne Isabella has gained industry experience from some of her heroes at Jil Sander, Kenzo, and designing for Courreges. She launched her eponymous label to create clothing, shoes and accessories in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Through her method of embracing prints— Anne Isabella utilizes a scanner throughout her process—the collection moves outside of the 2D realm of print to a third dimension. Standout techniques include pleated pieces that form a multidimensional stripe as well as exaggerated plays on top stitching in soft, chunky wool and denim. Warped motifs on knitwear and denim continue a print point of view seen in previous collections.
Environmental and social responsibility remains a focus for Anne Isabella, who sources carefully throughout Europe using deadstock materials whenever possible and all GOTS certified or recycled fabrics.
For SS23, Rasmussen introduces “Gleam”, a collection inspired by leaders of the Op and Kinetic Art movements.
While preparing for her fifth collection, Anne Isabella found herself admiring Julio Le Parc and Francisco Sobrino, art world pioneers whose work features geometrical forms and three-dimensional constructions that play with reflection, light, and transparency. This inspiration guides the collection as seen in modish pieces that play with form and dimension.
Repetition, optical illusion, and instability of vision are consistent focuses for Anne Isabella—the knowledge that some things require a double take. For SS23, she guides the eye with body-skimming silhouettes, psychedelic graphics, and deconstructed knitwear that begs for a closer look.
With notes of subtle femininity, nostalgia remains an undercurrent with themes of the space age demonstrated through kaleidoscopic knitwear, while a past-meets-future skirt set plays with shadow and repetition. Throughout the collection, movement is embraced through shape and graphics.
Finally, this season marks a first foray into jewelry through a collaboration with designer Inger Grubbe. The pair developed beaded earrings inspired by the stripes seen in Le Parc and Sobrino’s sculpture work.