JW Anderson AW17 Show Review
Backstage

JW Anderson AW17
J.W. Anderson AW17

 

For this season the JW Anderson AW17 was presented at East London’s Ace Hotel. The JW Anderson Workshops foster a spirit of collaboration and craft. The latter was one of the key details of JW Anderson AW17, as models including Parisian boy about town Paul Hameline dressed in hand knits, crochet and printed cotton to take to the purple and green walled runway.

JW Anderson AW17 cozy crafts

Since launching J.W. Anderson in 2008, the mens and womenswear shows of designer Jonathan Anderson have been the uncontested highlights of the London Fashion Week schedules. For the next cold season, Jonathan Anderson has found inspiration in traditional home crafts. JW Anderson AW17 was littered with crochet patches with flower patterns that reminded us of favourite vintage bedspreads. The designer’s imaginative use however veered far from home economics classes as taught in schools across the country. Crochet patches found their way on black leather lace ups and the patch pockets of cardigans. Joined together, they formed neckties and scarfs, extended into blanket-like fabrics, these cheerful doilies formed oversized coat sleeves. For today’s show, even the brand’s best selling Pierce Bag, so called because of its silver ring closure, was festooned with crochet details.

Knitwear in many guises reigned supreme at today’s show, which was scored to a soundtrack that mixed Yazoo with V, Golden Filter and Michael Andrew’s Donnie Darko movie theme. A grey felt coat with beautiful, rounded naval collar extended into off white sleeves made of chunky knit. Cream polo neck sweaters, worn with matching cardigans, sported colourful patches reminding of historic chivalric orders. And the Northern Irish designer referred to the season’s muse as Pagan knights. In tune, a printed panel inspired by stained glass windows was added to a pleated and gathered grey silk shirt. Similar prints adorned a pair of denim jeans.

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JW Anderson AW17 Backstage
J.W. Anderson AW17

 

JW Anderson AW17 Backstage
J.W. Anderson AW17

 

J.W. Anderson AW17 Backstage

J.W. Anderson AW17 Backstage

JW Anderson AW17 Backstage
J.W. Anderson AW17

 

JW Anderson AW17 Backstage
J.W. Anderson AW17

 

JW Anderson AW17 Backstage
J.W. Anderson AW17

 

JW Anderson AW17 Backstage
J.W. Anderson AW17

 

JW Anderson AW17 Backstage

JW Anderson AW17 Backstage
J.W. Anderson AW17

 

JW Anderson AW17 Backstage
J.W. Anderson AW17

 

 

 

 

Backstage: Daisy Walker courtesy of J.W. Anderson