Anne Isabella‘s way of embracing prints—using a scanner throughout her process—brings the collection into the third dimension, beyond the traditional two-dimensionality of print. Prominent methods include top stitching in bulky, soft wool and denim, as well as pleated pieces that produce a multidimensional stripe. Rasmussen’s SS23 collection is titled “Gleam,” and it’s influenced by pioneers in the Op and Kinetic Art movements.
The designer was inspired by art world pioneers Julio Le Parc and Francisco Sobrino while she worked on her fifth collection. Le Parc and Sobrino are known for their use of mathematical shapes and three-dimensional sculptures that play with reflection, light, and transparency. The collection is guided by this concept, as shown by the fashionable items’ experimental shape and spatial play.
Anne Isabella‘s constant themes include redundancy, optical illusion, and visual inconsistency; she is well aware that it is sometimes necessary to take a second look. She directs the viewer’s focus with figure-hugging cuts, trippy prints, and intricately dissected knitwear for SS23.
Femininity-affirming details include multicolored knitwear that references the space era and a pair of skirts that combines the best of the past and the future via clever use of shadow and repetition, both of which evoke a sense of longing. The collection as a whole celebrates motion via its use of form and visuals.
Furthermore, a new line of jewelry designed in tandem with Inger Grubbe debuts this season. From the stripes in Le Parc and Sobrino’s sculptures, beaded earrings were created.