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J.W. Anderson Womenswear A/W11

The sub-culturally refined designer added a unisex streak to his womenswear collection through paisley prints, rubber and brocade fabrics

Jonathan Anderson once again proved that he's one of London's most exciting designers by launching into his second womenswear show at London Fashion Week by taking on the concept of androgyny, but in a very British way. Using fabrics, cuts and details that work for both sexes, Anderson cleverly broke the sartorial boundaries of gender, refusing to let them define who you are - it should be the other way around! With a self-proclaimed naivety, Anderson showed an Autumn Winter collection - 'The Fear of Naturalism' - of tailoring in dark colours, white dresses, glittering Swarovski crystals and beautiful paisley outfits and body tight orange tops.

Grounded in Anderson's fundamental love for sub-cultural aesthetics, the collection perfectly found the balance between a hard and rough attitude and the honest aspiration of being able to mix the clothes with both sexes. "It’s a collection for the boys and girls who want to embrace freedom in its truly modern incarnations and take all the risks that that involves, rather than agree to sacrifice it for the dull security of being well behaved grown up men and women", the brand explained. Tweed coats with paisley silk sleeves impressed the most and if this those pieces worked as a sneaky give away ahead of the J.W. Anderson menswear show later on during London Fashion Week, then the boys are in for a treat as well...