J.W.Anderson

Originating from Ireland, this designer encapsulates the androgynous trend, and his catwalk for A/W12 is the perfect example. His design signatures are, by his own admission, "things that can be borrowed from a man to a woman, and from a woman to man." Theres nothing that I love more than oversized shirts and blazers, and I have gone through many 80s inspired frenzies of wearing my dads shirts with a waistbelt, so I can relate to this statement whole heartedly.
Anderson uses an eclectic mix of jewel colours, burnt orange, emerald green and postbox red are teamed with blacks and whites to create an interesting colour palette, and these combined with his use of futuristic looking fabrics such as quilted plastic looking fabric, large chunky knits and leather make for a individual and exciting collection. The man skirt may not be a trend that will catch on for the high street, however the models donning this on the catwalk somehow look right, and teamed with Andersons take on the trapper hat I'm sure there will be some trends inspired by this. My favourite part of the collection had to be the geometric, dizzying prints covering some of the garments, giving a totally modernised look to this collection.
Here are some photos.




















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