J.W. Anderson bridges the gap between a futuristic space odyssey and the occult


London: J.W. Anderson’s signature abstract aesthetic was executed with full force this season, as the designer looked to a daring yet playful clash of references. A futuristic space theme was defined through eclectic print and graphics; patches which read “orbital” and “flight” decorated astronaut-like zip-through jackets, which sat alongside sleeveless nude-coloured tees streaked with silver metallic paint. For silhouette, Anderson looked to the East, softening the whole collection with easy drape and sash belts that cinched the waist.  This idea continued in the choice of fabrics – a luxurious yet quiet mix of raw denim, calico, soft butter-like leathers and refined knits. Multi-pleated trousers with generous turn-ups nodded subtly to the 70s, echoing an identical pair worn by David Bowie himself. Anderson continued to address his trademark play on gender through experimental proportion – softly rounded sweaters were cropped to expose high waists, whilst ankle-skimming trousers revealed feminine heeled court shoes. – Laura Yiannakou

Theme: Futuristic Zen

Key Items: High waisted multi-pleat trousers, Cropped drop-sleeve knitted sweater, Boxy round-neck trench coat, Sleeveless patched sweater, Revere-collared resort shirt

Colour: White, Turquoise, Deep red, Navy blue, Nude, Crème, Camel, Slate grey, Orange

Materials and trim: Calico, Raw denim, Soft leather, Hand-knitted cotton

Print and Pattern: Abstract florals, Hounds, Numerical mix, Space codes

Footwear and Accessories:Court shoes

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