JW Anderson SS23 Womenswear Show, Collection


At a Soho gallery in London on September 18, Jonathan Anderson showcased JW Anderson’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection, where the sounds of slot machines and racing games pair perfectly with another wildly surreal womenswear offering. .

At JW Anderson SS23, water sports and technology ruled the track. Although the two concepts are like cats and dogs — as in, they don’t go together at all — it’s very much in line with Anderson’s pervasive juxtaposition philosophy.

One look sums up JW Anderson SS23: a sleeveless turtleneck top with a keyboard, distressed embellished shorts and heeled boots with a photo of a seaside getaway.

The puffy one-shoulder dresses feature trompe l’oeil fish designs, mimicking the vibe of the model carrying a bag of fish from the pet store. It even looks like the gill-bearing animal is staring directly at this crowd of sleek humans with those weird recording devices.

Once-basic tees now sport dolphin fins, as seen on model Emily Ratajkowski who made the wild top a major style moment with sparkly pants and green slides.

Red Bull may give you wings, but Mr. Jonathan Anderson gives you fins, ladies and gentlemen.

Jean-collared tops and sweaters hanging inside out on hangers created more offbeat JW Anderson moments. Meanwhile, a bit of normalcy — well, JW Anderson normalcy — came in the form of the shimmering new Bumper Bags and the aquatic reality-oozing Twister Handbags.

Following in the footsteps of Anderson’s Loewe, shoes are puffier than ever in caged sandal form, and the brand’s Spring 2023 men’s runner features puffy-proportion detailing.

On the subject of bulbous styles, I don’t know what to think of JW Anderson’s chrome orb dress. But hey, he also hit the trail.

JW Anderson is one of the few brands to press ahead with London Fashion Week plans following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The presentations originally scheduled for September 19, the day of the Queen’s funeral, must be rescheduled. However, big names like Burberry and Raf Simons have pulled out of the LFW festivities entirely.

As an ode to London’s late monarch, JW Anderson SS23 ended with a t-shirt dress, which read “Her Majesty, The Queen, 1926-2022, Thank You”.

However, I can’t tell if the man behind the dove bag and penis purse is cheeky again.

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