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…