Archive for September 2013
If I have to name one designer able to entirely redefine the male fashion silhouette, that would definitely be J.W.Anderson. The revolution in womenswear started a long time ago with borrowing elements of man’s attire. What J.W.Andersons demonstrates with each collection is that a true revolution in menswear is possible by doing the reverse – picking certain pieces from the woman’s wardrobe and converting them to menswear. The fact that such a translation is possible without losing “masculinity”, it’s due to designer’s talent and smart solutions. Introducing column-like silhouettes, he stays in his favorite goemetric zone, yet delivering a poetic, twisted discourse. The outfits – neoprene tunics, relaxed high-waisted trousers, scarf-tops, are spiced up with surprising details: front oversized pockets, armbands, assymetric cuts. While most of the forms recall elements from Anderson’s previous collections (especially his women’s Fall 2013 collection), they become reinforced as being part of his fashion vocabulary and signature design.