Close-up: delicate fringe detail at J.W. Anderson's Spring 2014 show. All photos courtesy of Imaxtree.com.
J.W. Anderson is one of the hottest fashion talents in London. (Right now, rumours are flying fast and furious that his eponymous label is about to be snapped up by LVMH.) Earlier this week, I had the privilege of heading backstage with M.A.C Cosmetics to watch the beauty look come together, and then to pop out front to watch the show.
J.W. made his name on sporty, edgy pieces that always felt fresh, never fussy. For Spring 2014, he evolved. The looks were thoroughly modern—in keeping with the brand DNA, they were avant-garde, but also elegant. The fabrics—chiffon, silk, leather—were particularly astonishing. The following pics attempt to recreate the magic. Join me, friends.
Click through to see more J.W. Anderson: the close-up, then the full runway look...
Full look: Full-on fringe.
Close-up: Architectural sheer panels.
Full look: And a sweet baby doll top.
Close-up: This beautiful bow is a separate piece. Backstage, I watched the model put it on—since her makeup was already finished, a stylist put a black felt blanket over her face while another stylist gently pulled the bow over her head.
Full-look: The elegant influence of the Japanese obi belt.
Close-up: Experimental bows.
Full look: The seemingly haphazard placement of the bows adds edge to a traditionally sweet embellishment.
And, for fun, the designer himself during his two-second bow. So cute, no?
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