On a recent trip to New York we visited a source of inspiration of one of our favourite designers Louise Amstrup; the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Hot summer afternoons of 1970s New York play the backdrop to her spring/summer ’12 collection paying homage to both city and the strong, playful woman who live there. Although when we were there it was far from hot, but we tried to imagine it none the less with a hot drink in our hands to warm up.
A young Jodie Foster in the 1976 film the Taxi Driver takes the role of the poster girl for Amstrup’s new protagonist: a cool but light hearted woman whose childlike strength of mind is reflected in her wardrobe.
Drawing on the the summery New York feel, a palette of sun bleached colours dominate the collection: warm bright orange, sandy peach, powder lilac and cold white contrast punches of navy. The weather can’t get warmer quick enough so that we can wear her pieces and dream of New York.