Topshop's favourite J.W. Anderson signature LFW styles
On Monday evening it was fashion man of the moment J.W. Anderson's turn at LFW following the release of his second collection for Topshop last Friday. Shown in the enchanting Tanks of the Tate Modern, models floated about in the usual J.W. manner head-to-toe in his signature style of simple colour palettes and minimalism.
This season's J.W. Anderson girl striked us as that too-cool-for-you, socially awkward teen at school, the one with a straight gelled fringe and a few piercings that made you feel a little uneasy as you walked past in the locker room.
His collection started with simple off-white and black neoprene dresses transformed with thigh-high slits, ruched neck lines and giant pockets giving somewhat of a clinical look. This carried on through leather except J.W's leather had a more modern, cooler look than we've seen on any of the other catwalks.
Polo necks were adorned with coloured side bands as skirts were intricately folded and twisted. Statement necklines under certain hanging dresses reminded us of Catholic nuns, introducing the idea of religion. Simple, subtle fur pieces took shape for A/W13 as they were styled with 90's nostalgia baggy pants circa Natalie Imbrulgia's 'Torn'.
J.W. kept prints simple as he offered only the one, that of a faded comic book. He used this in two pieces; a dress and polo neck, each complimented with crossed over waistbands.
His colour palette was predominately grey, black and brown but he surprised us with twists of bright red, baby pink, orange and yellow.
One small comment we must make against the collection however, is we weren't completely sold upon the shoes; unfortunately they echoed the look and shape of the infamous crocs a little too much for our liking, Sorry Jonathan.
Celeb-spotting included the likes of J.W. groupies Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe and singer Delilah.
I've got to admit, ever since I purchased my first ever candy striped J.W. Anderson point-toe heels I've been a sucker for his work and it looks like the rest of the fashion pack are too and will be for a while.
Why not catch a glimpse of the highlights below?