Born and raised in Denmark, Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design. Anne Sofie Madsen trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris and worked for acclaimed trend forecasters Peclers, before moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as Junior Designer.
With an impressive resume Anne Sofie Madsen debuted with her couture-inspired collection during London Fashion Week in 2010, announced by the Vauxhall Fashion Scout as a new rising talent.
Anne Sofie Madsen launched her eponymous label followed by the debut of her SS12 capsule collection during Copenhagen Fashion Week in August 2011 which was described by American Vogue as being; “an impressive runway debut for a designer whose work experiences chez Galliano and McQueen have clearly paid dividends.”
– Hamish Bowles, American Vogue
After an adventure with the mechanical ballerina and the graceful samurai in the SS12 collection: Mononoke, Anne Sofie Madsen this time takes inspiration from Sedna; the half skeleton and half human Inuit goddess of the underworld. The horror of Sedna is a tragic story of a young woman who loses her life in the arctic cold and becomes a goddess with a wish for revenge. The skeleton of Sedna is depicted in the work with techniques inspired by carvings in ivory from the Inuit tupilak figures. The human side of Sedna shows a more vivid figure expressed through the patterns and fringes covering the garments. Silhouettes inspired by Victorian menswear contribute to the atmosphere of the horrendous story. The collection is an expression of a tupilak coming to life in a novel of the late 19th century horror literature.
- Anne Sofie Madsen Spring / Summer 2013 (fashionising.com)