LCM: J.W. Anderson AW14
J.W Anderson is famed for the androgyny of his pieces and this has been his signature for several seasons. Floral prints and brightly-coloured twinsets were the centre of his show and were clearly drawn from Vanessa Bell’s paintings which have flooded his Instagram feeds over the past few weeks. The classical nostalgia of the show was pulled together in shrunken knits paired with wide trousers, ruffled collars and flat, ribbed tunics. Even the shoes – high shine, glittered brogues with thick platforms - blurred the lines between femininity, classicism, art and masculine tailoring. Leather bucket bags and framed, prim handbags continued the genderless mistress theme.
The models were almost uncomfortably dressed with tape piled high on wrists, bandage wrapped shoulders making the boys seem almost doll-like. J.W Anderson epitomized this stating at the end of the show “It’s not gender for me, it’s just clothing… I wanted to achieve something awkward, less comfortable… I see it as being fragile.”