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LFW SS16: JW Anderson

LFW SS16: JW Anderson

Of mutton sleeves and square toes

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JW Anderson unleashes a whimsical, futuristic take on the Romantic era

A look at JW Anderson's SS16 collection makes me wonder if designer Johnathan Anderson may have been holding something back with his outtake on the Loewe SS16 collection, if such a thing was even possible. It's here that the designer unleashes a pandora's box of overzealous, overexaggerated whimsical creations that open a wormhole into an alternate take on the fairytale universe (complete with your androdgynous prince charming and his poofy sleeves.)

The squiggle dominates the collection, be it in the form of jarring graphic prints, or ruffles that adorn oversized tatas, sci-fi-esque metallic belts, or the fringes of dresses and tops. Blocks of striking colours and loud prints that resemble an aggressively painted canvases likewise becomes a playbox for the designer.

Amidst all that loudness, a teeny-weeny bikini top makes a statement in its own right, worn on its own or over the garments alike, in jet black and creamy peach. A wiry "U" creates a cheeky smile in between two shaded eyes, as if Anderson was chuckling at the fact that when it comes to fashion, he can do pretty much anything he wants.  

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