J.W. Anderson presented a series of diverse looks on day 3 at London Collections Men autumn – winter 2016, affirming himself as one of Britain’s most innovative fashion designers.
And on the day that shook the world, with the passing of David Bowie, it would be wrong to assume that the modern, cultural legend – partly responsible for shaping not only music, but also modern perceptions of gender, identity and fashion, never left his mark on designers such as Anderson.
This was highlighted through the designer’s signature androgynous, subversive creations: sharp tailoring in alternative, dark glossy fabrics were imprinted with sky blue snails, exemplifying the more sensitive, modern man. Collars were added to the looks, and hair was styled punky reminiscent of Bowie the legend.
Other looks consisted of camel overcoats set-off by studded collars and large patch pockets worn with bright red boxing boots, while matching olive, woollen trousers and tops resembled the track suit, reinterpreted and presented with a subversive twist.
Words by Ray Kinsella Photos by Ki Price