May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: J.W Anderson surprised us once again this season, the designer showcased an unexpected eighties energized collection, while playing “Goodbye Seventies” by the New Wave band Yaz. The collection seemed mix-and-matched from the charity shop yet all with a sophisticated edge. The silhouettes were deconstructed and exaggerated, prints distorted, lamé felt disturbing but executed in Anderson amenities it was stimulating and disturbing at the same time. Striped dévoré skirt sets along with a fringe skirt worn over forest green corduroy trousers felt like an abstract memento of bygone times of Dynasty. Geometric shaped accessories such as bags, earrings and belt buckles added a certain nineties vibe to the ensemble. Anderson has been a master in retro references before, this time it was a blurring melting pot of his youth. – Christa Kaufmann
Key Items: Oversized sweater / Turtleneck with gathered waist / Wrapped pencil skirt / Duster coat / Wrap mini skirt / 80’s bell sleeve blouse / Fringe skirt / Deconstructed dresses / T-shaped tops / Leggings / Fringe skirt
Colour: Metallic / Soft yellow / Forest green / Grey / Red / Soft pink / Taupe / Blue / Permisson / Chocolate brown / Nude / Warm light grey / Lilac / Turquoise / Mustard / Black
Materials and Trims: Printed Lamé / Corduroy / Knit / Striped dévoré velvet / Leather / Satin / Suede / Nylon / Wool jacquard / Patent leather / Ribbed lurex knit Fringe
Print and Pattern: Spray paint / Geometric ‘80s / Stripes / Abstracted camouflage / Abstracted landscape
Footwear and Accessories: Pointed slouchy ‘80s boots / Layered circular bag / Square shoulder bag / Fold-over shoulder bag / Triangle shaped shoulder bag / Soft waist belts / Rippled bracelet / Triangle shaped earrings / Hoop earring
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