■MADE IN BELGIUM
Daniel Andresen graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and was awarded the Flanders Fashion Institute's grand prize in his final year. He focused his skills in Haider Ackermann's studio and worked with Hilde Frunt, one of Belgium's most respected knitwear artisans. In 2010, he launched his eponymous label. Andresen's knowledge of refinement is natural and perceptive. His menswear displays a delicate touch, using craft and textures in an intricate fashion. The irregular yarns of a slouchy cardigan recall wave ripples in sandstone. A fitted, lambskin bomber has the casual ease of a lived-in shirt. The perch leather sleeves of a silk-knit jacket evoke the coarseness of tree bark. Defined by their sensual imperfections, Andresen's clothes conjure up emotions and sensations. Working with natural fibers, Andresen favors silk, linen, and wool. He uses skins effortlessly, mixing them with his signature knitwear shapes. Comfort and lightness are pivotal in his designs, playing up his interests in movement and autonomy.