Our contributor from across the pond, Polly Lovelady of TALETWOCITIES, reports from the J.W. Anderson show.
It has been just over a year since J.W. Anderson branched into the world of womenswear and already he has been compared to the likes of Balenciaga. Reading before the show that his inspiration would be acquired from "convent school girls, craft turned mechanical and the artist Robert Rauscheburg," confusion started to rock in.
The collection unsurprisingly contained a menagerie of pieces. Tailored, Nicholas Ghesquière-esque dresses, shirts and pants came first, followed by the re-use of paisley print in a bigger and bolder way. Fringed skirts and dresses were made from Native American blankets and collaged onto tops and dresses. Following up next was Anderson's take on the pajama trend in the form of baby pink and blue cotton striped sets that screamed cute. This was all combined with a sportsluxe style, especially visible through the black and white trainers that crossed over with the design of the loafer.