Danish designer Astrid Andersen has collaborated with M.I.A. on a debut merchandise collection, which launches today at Astrid’s flagship store in celebration of Copenhagen Fashion Week. The collaboration features anoraks, track pants, and tees ranging in price from £50 – £120; looks from Astrid’s SS17 womenswear collection have been reworked in lightweight technical fabrics in colours inspired by M.I.A.’s latest album AIM artwork. The two women were brought together by a mutual respect and recognition of each other as strong, independent women. “I chose to work with Astrid because she is an independent women who combines function, sport, simplicity, and futurism,” M.I.A said, while Andersen’s praise for the artist is glowing: “M.I.A’s message is strong and pure and her personality is strong-willed and determined, that’s rare to find and that’s what made her so incredible to work with.”
The M.I.A x Astrid Andersen collection is available at the Astrid Andersen Boutique in Copenhagen.