Mixing Decades and Modernity for a Unique Party Girl at JW Anderson Womenswear
We bring you the AW 2015 runway collection from JW Anderson womenswear at London Fashion Week. Fashion One invites you to join as we watch the VIP guests arrive and take look at highlights from the show as well as an exclusive interview with the designer Jonathan Anderson.
Anderson explained how the concept and inspiration for the collection was all about consuming and rejecting decades. He talks about countries being liberated and changes happening over time without landmarks. It doesn't matter where a look or idea comes from or whether you were a part of that era because the styles and the clothes are being recycled. This mixed with the idea of an energetic party girl, exploring fashion, time and freedom.
The garments included overcoats, dresses incorporating a lot of volume and folding with nostalgic 70s and 80s vibrant fabrics like glitter lamé and lurex making an appearance, along with simpler knit sweaters, jacquards and embellished fringing trims.
We spoke with presenter Alexa Chung who was in attendance and told us how she considers JW Anderson to be one of the main three contemporary London fashion names to watch, along with Christopher Kane and Erdem. Speaking about the new collection, Chung enjoyed the glittery fabrics and softer pinks and thought that it was strong and powerful as well as a bit more playful than previous seasons, praising the designer for his work and intelligence.