Taking over for Christopher Kane as the head designer at Versus has led to an increasing amount of buzz around J.W. Anderson, who is just 28. A recent New York Times profile underlined that he wanted to "push his aesthetic forward each season," and he did just that with his Fall 2013 collection.
Focused on boxy monochrome pieces, the collection included loose-fitting trousers with crossed straps at the front (think straitjackets), dresses with constricting arm panels and slits in the back that brought clinical dress to mind, and a series of fantastic ruched leather pieces that showed off the designer's ability to manipulate fabrics.
The lineup wasn't always the most wearable, but it was an impressive outing that showed off unexpected shapes and uses of fabric.