What we wrote about J.W. Anderson a few weeks ago still applies to the new collection he designed for next pre-fall. Very similar to the fall winter 2013/14 menswear collection (some pieces are even exactly the same in both collections), it shows Mr. Anderson's desire to build a new universal ready-to-wear that would cross gender and maybe taste to tend only to avant-garde.
This very feminine collection is nevertheless built on strong foundations with reminiscences of the sixties' classic women's suit outfit (cardigan over jumper + miniskirt), and with borrowings to the menswear tailoring (pinstripe suit). Futurism appears through the sci-fi use of leather, and the pieces made of boiled wool evoke these little dolls and puppets children are making with felt.
Neutral colours vs. naive patterns, neo-amish austerity vs. londonesque playful mood, here are the two characteristic worlds explored by J.W. Anderson.
We sometimes think of a neo-sci-fi young woman and remember the movie directed by Charles Belmont in 1968 and inspired by L'Ecume des Jours de Boris Vian.
It could indeed be interesting to see the creations designed by J.W. Anderson appearing in a movie - and in this way to know if they are able to enter another world.
The J.W. Anderson pre-fall 2013 collection may be pre-ordered at Moda Operandi until Monday, February 4 at 11 pm.
"From the naive childish woman to the powerful man-like woman."
PATTERNS / Children drawings
JW ANDERSON Knit Floral Jacquard Jumper In Blue + JW ANDERSON Knit Floral Jacquard Cardigan In Blue
JW ANDERSON Knit Floral Jacquard Jumper In Green + JW ANDERSON Knit Floral Jacquard Cardigan In Green
JW ANDERSON Knit Floral Jacquard Jumper In Black + JW ANDERSON Knit Floral Jacquard Cardigan In Black
LEATHER / The sci-fi flower-Woman
JW ANDERSON Bra Top In White Leather + JW ANDERSON Panel Skirt In White Leather
JW ANDERSON Bra Top In Navy Leather + JW ANDERSON Panel Skirt In Navy Leather
JW ANDERSON Long Sleeve Dress Shirt + JW ANDERSON Panel Dress In Navy Leather
BOILED WOOL / The felt Doll
JW ANDERSON Boiled Wool Tunic In Grey Sponge + JW ANDERSON Ruffle Shorts In Grey Sponge
JW ANDERSON Boiled Wool Tunic In Camel Duffle + JW ANDERSON Ruffle Shorts In Camel Duffle
JW ANDERSON Bow Skirt In Coffee Fleece + JW ANDERSON Boiled Wool Twisted Sweater In Camel
JW ANDERSON Bow Skirt In Grey Fleece + JW ANDERSON Boiled Wool Twisted Sweater In Light Grey
PINSTRIPE / The like-a-man Woman
JW ANDERSON Staple Neck Top In Grey Sponge + JW ANDERSON Bag Trousers
JW ANDERSON Staple Neck Top In Dark Grey Pinstripe + JW ANDERSON Dark Grey Pinstripe Bow Skirt
JW ANDERSON Slit Skirt + JW ANDERSON Staple Neck Top In Dark Grey Pinstripe
JW ANDERSON Dark Grey Pinstripe Shift Dress + JW ANDERSON Single Breasted Dark Grey Pinstripe Coat