Deconstructed classicism with a Japanese sensibility.
Stand out look:
The artfully concertinaed origami dresses - delicate in detail yet rigid in form.
Ghostly sheer squares that appeared to float over the chest.
Rather than draping or cutting to fit, Anderson placed shapes onto the body, or wrapped and tied a whole swathe of material to form a dress.
How they wore it:
Like beautiful mannequins: with little embellishment and very few accessories.
For a collection that attempted a new approach to ‘dressing’ the female form, the shoes were a masculine familiarity: wide, black slip on flats.
After the architectural proportions of his menswear SS14 collection, JW Anderson stated that womenswear SS14 would have “a more relaxed structure.” “Something which has rigid elements, but is supported by a softer construction.”
Quote of the show:
“It’s a playful kind of classical beauty mixed with a new sense of the avant-bland.”
Least likely to:
Be wolf-whistled. For so much skin on show, there was a distinct lack of ‘sex’.