London Fashion Week: J.W. Anderson Autumn/Winter 15
Surrounded by a clad of Lurex and retro funnel-necked blouses, Jonathan Anderson explained: "Bottom line: It's girls having fun" adding that "I was never there in the 1980's. I was just a child so for me it's the Rousseau effect of the 80's. It's like my own faux pas of it, my own verdict; we have a bad feeling about the 80's and 90's. What are we so scared about?"
LVMH's Loewe designer has created a collection with depth for his eponymous label, which screams the 80's with its shapes, silhouettes and colours. There is definitely something fresh and new about the cut and the use of highly technical fabrics that has renovated a decade that some would rather forget.
Stand out pieces include fun tulip-shaped wrap skirts, oversized leather coats that look like they have been pulled from the set of The Breakfast Club, faux corduroy pants, crushed velvet and block-heeled scrunch boots. With peplums swinging and shoulder pads adorning every other look no one can argue that Anderson's mix and match approach to the styling of the collection radiates a truly inspired seasonal offering.