Image Credit: JW Anderson
JW Anderson has unveiled its men’s AW21 and women’s pre-fall 21 collections through a livestream which saw Jonathan Anderson talk us through his latest offerings. The collection was initially showcased through a series of posters that were displayed across London. Adorned with humorous colourful cursive writing, the posters were photographed and designed by photographer Juergen Teller. The models, which included British actress and singer Sophie Okonedo, were pictured in front of both urban and natural backgrounds.
The images from the collection could be seen plastered behind Jonathan Anderson during the livestream as he described the nature of the season. The Northern-Irish designer said that this season was about “going back to what JW Anderson was at the beginning, a primitive play of materials, new ideas within gender and fabrication and how we show collections today.”
The men’s autumn winter 21 collection saw a steady stream of bold and colourful knitted jumpers as well as some more creative, gender barrier-breaking pieces including a baby-blue jersey dress. The collection focused on the idea of experimentation while maintaining the simplicity that has helped define JW Anderson’s looks. An oversized mohair jumper with a contrasting belt was a highlight of the collection, as was the hand crochet radishes seen on knitted jumpers.
Following the success and subsequent internet virality of the patchwork cardigan worn by Harry Styles, Jonathan Anderson showed off a number of similar patchwork jumpers, made from recycled yarn which featured hand embroidery.
For the women’s pre-fall 21 collection Anderson said the focus was about “reinforcing the wardrobe” with deconstructed tailoring, as well as playful lightweight jersey tops. The designer showed off a new ‘knotted’ bag as well as footwear adorned with bright gold jewellery.
In speaking about the collection as a whole, Jonathan Anderson said that he wanted to “start off the year with a graphic start, something that is quite purist, honest and real but at the same time pushing fashion, looking at different ways to let go of conceived ideas of how fashion should be constructed. It is about individualism through powerful images.”
Both the menswear and womenswear collections build off the ethos of JW Anderson. One that focuses on craft but also wishes to embrace the idea of modernity.
Check out the livestream video here.
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