J.W. Anderson Spring 2016 RTW is queasy and puzzled for a few seconds, but then, just as quickly shoots into the bloodstream as desire.
Bold and prone to experimentation, British fashion designer Jonathan Anderson proved his worth on Saturday with an eye-popping catwalk show at London Fashion Week featuring time-travelling creations. There is a lot to process in J.W. Anderson Spring 2016 RTW. “A woman’s odyssey” was what Jonathan Anderson explained in a sentence.
He’s classified as an experimental avant-garde designer in that sense, but at another just as crucial level, he’s a clear-headed maker of product. Break down this collection, and it’s full of items to take away just as they are: tiny black underwire bra, many ribbed knits as tunics and pants, voluminous mutton sleeves, bralette worn over or built into clinging zip–up knits, neat pantsuits in compact jersey, fluid printed midi skirts, a frill-fronted A-line dress, and a tracksuit covered in net. Then, bags, worn two at a time, cross-body, like panniers.
The thing about Anderson, at this very moment, is that he is someone possessed of the ability to jumble together unexpected ideas, and make a new sentence of them. That, of course, is the essence of fashion—something that makes you feel a bit queasy and puzzled for a few seconds, but then, just as quickly shoots into the bloodstream as desire. All of that feelings is reflected in his Spring 2016 collection. (Text Teuku Ajie)