70s elegance at J.W. Anderson
By Volker Ketteniss

Jonathan Anderson again proved his calibre with a 70s-inspired collection that could have held its own in Paris or Milan, reconfirming the strength of …

Jan 11, 2015
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Jonathan Anderson again proved his calibre with a 70s-inspired collection that could have held its own in Paris or Milan, reconfirming the strength of London as a fashion capital for menswear. There was a tough elegance to the show that felt influenced by strong theatrical characters like Rudolf Nureyev, sophisticated and luxurious but masculine too, ensuring the retro mood was sharply relevant, as opposed to novel and nostalgic. From trousers with high waists and wider legs – with split seams to create a flare – to skinny leather or suede jackets, and dress shirts with exaggerated collars, Anderson’s iconic pieces were reworked with a sculptural quality and artistic details that emphasised the high-end appeal of the show. And the abundance of beautiful leathers and plush fabrics, all in a rich 70s palette dominated by warm browns, only added to the lounge-like effect. – Ben Perdue

Theme: 70s elegance

Key items: Belted leather mac / Skinny leather jacket / Fitted car coat / Flat-fronted straight-leg trousers / Pointed collar dress shirt / Slim-fit polo-neck ribbed sweater / Knitted tube tops

Colour: Black / Stone / Beige / Cream / Mahogany / Tobacco / Caramel / Steel blue / Pink / Red

Print & pattern: Gradated stripes

Materials & knits: Leather / Suede / Pony skin / Shaved fur / Shearling / Velvet / Wool / Cotton shirting

Footwear: Tassel loafers

Accessories: Wide fringed scarves / Wide leather belts

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