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JW Anderson transcends us into his childhood

Spring-Summer, Resort 2024



This week at Milan Fashion Week, Jonathan Anderson and his renowned brand, JW Anderson, grabbed our attention with his latest collections for Spring-Summer and Resort 2024. The Uk designer, known for his surprising elements on the catwalk never fails to entertain us. So, whether it’s handbags shaped like pigeons, shoes inspired by frogs, or shirts adorned with unconventional prints (we’re thinking of you AW ’23), it is Anderson’s touch of humour to his creations which always has us captivated. This season, although the designer took a more subtle approach to comic irony in his co-ed collection, the work remains equally captivating as unconventional shapes and unexpected material choices make their way down the Milan runway.

Kicking off his show, we are first presented with eye-catching jersey polo-neck sweaters alongside asymmetrically cuboid shorts, alongside this, Anderson swiftly introduces his decided trend of the season: clogs and exposed legs. While exploring voluminous proportions, it is the subtle intricacies hidden within the collection that truly resonated with us as observers. For instance, leather car coats elegantly drape the body alongside a reoccurring bulbous mini dress, whose gathered bottom ends at the upper part of the leg, allowing the wearer to maintain an effortlessly chic sillhouete.

In addition, Anderson unveiled his remarkable interpretation of Rugby shirts, assuming inspiration from his own upbringing in Northern Ireland. These shirts can be seen in a variety of fabrics, from sturdy knits to stiff jerseys. Within this, the collection also featured sweatshirts and delicate knits adorned with strikingly oversized v-notches, meticulously cut out to infuse the designs with a distinctive and eye-catching peak to the chest.

Within his Milan showcase, JW Anderson once again reaffirmed his status as one of the most exceptional designers in the United Kingdom. With a commanding presence on the runway, his creations have firmly established themselves as iconic representations of British and Northern Irish fashion.

Words by Grace Powell

All images courtesy of JW Anderson, see the full collection here!