Saturday, September 17

LFW- J.W. Anderson SS12
Know Wear
Waiting for the second showing of JW Anderson's SS12 collection you could feel the excitement buzzing from the previous show attendees. People kept giving the heads-up on on good the collection was.

The show was very modern in the way that only Paris knows how –elements like fabric manipulation and deconstruction would only be seen at Balenciaga.
Anderson deconstructed a classic light-weight cardigan and put it back together in the shape of a pencil skirt gently hugging the body but allowing the fabric to flow. He played with panels of sequins, leather and light knits converting wardrobe staples into strikingly chic cocktail dresses with an air of sportswear yet luxurious.
I loved the paisley and geometric abstract shapes that covered two-piece looks of sleeveless tops and tailored trousers. Every outfit was an amalgam of different textures, which changed the reaction of the audience towards each look as models turned the corner. My favourite was the leather that reminded me of a 21st-century chain
mail or a ancient-Roman skirt.

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