The venue is the luxurious Hotel d’Angleterre. The hall is long and filled with one more extravagant chandelier after another. You enter a room with tattooed and well-groomed men, fur jackets and clatter from the fine silver cutlery from the model-buffet. In-between a blonde mop of hair peeks out. It’s the young Danish designer Asger Juel Larsen.
Do you have three keywords for the collection?
Asger Juel Larsen: Victorian, it has something 70s and uniforms.
What is your eternal inspiration?
Asger Juel Larsen: Military.
When are you most creative?
Asger Juel Larsen: In the evening when there aren’t too many people in the studio.
From your last show held at “Papirøen” with live metal music – to Hotel d’Angleterre – quite a strong contrast, how can that be?
Asger Juel Larsen: Because I thought it would be fun to make a crazy contrast. This collection is also very wild but in another way. It’s a little nicer, but still raw. My last collection “interrupt me” was very rebellious to the slightly more “interrupt-border way”, models with black wigs and a Swedish rock band. This time I’ve been taken it a nudge down, to show something different, but still from the same universe
Text: Noa Leroy.
Photography: Chris Calmer.