London Fashion Week: J.W. Anderson Spring/Summer 16
A woman’s odyssey
J.W. Anderson knows just how to get our attention with larger than life designs. For his Spring/Summer 16 collection shown at London Fashion Week, Anderson said his show was based on "the idea of a woman's odyssey – Olympics, galactic" and with Fran Lebowitz musing about art and more on the soundtrack, plucked from a 2010 Martin Scorsese documentary, his designs came to life on the catwalk.
Balancing a skimpy wire bra and pencil skirt look against big leg-of-mutton sleeves pared with printed balloon pants, Anderson's Spring/Summer 16 collection sat somewhere between boudoir lace and oversized powerful prints.
Amongst the collection were slip dresses that came in the form of crinkly and wet-look fabrics and gauzy sheer numbers. Juxtaposing the dainty lingerie inspired looks, Anderson paraded outfits that felt like he had taken a uniform approach to dressing out onto the catwalk featuring balloon pants in leather and coated cotton, pared with the show-stopping leg-of-mutton sleeve tops.
Details came in the form of lasagna ruffles, contrast stitching and knotted details which sat at the wrist and ankles of various looks, adding a fit and flare element to sleeve and pant leg openings.
Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...