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J.W. Anderson Dazzles with Uniquely Minimalist Designs for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)


The Scene: Rapper Angel Haze, currently touring the U.K. with the English rock band Bastille, was seated front row, as was Leigh Lezark.

The Inspiration: “A woman from the land,” the designer told WWD.

The Look: Jonathan Anderson continued on with his minimalist signature, but in a nod to his talent, his designs were far from forgettable despite their lack of embellishments. Instead, the designer relied on subtle details and unique silhouettes. The clean-lined collection included beautifully sculpted pieces with a particular emphasis on necklines and sleeves. The color palette stayed in the neutral territory further allowing the ruched, twisted, pleated and folded fabrics to shine.

The Accessories: In keeping with the collection’s minimalist and sculpted designs, shoes came in flat and bootie form, were monochrome and had very unique undulating silhouettes. 

The Beauty: We’ve seen a ton of “no-makeup” makeup looks this season, but J.W. Anderson’s look took the cake — his models literally looked as though they were not wearing a stitch of makeup. Hair was equally frill-free, since it was side-parted and pulled into a no-fuzz ponytail.

The Takeaway: With LVMH invested in this relative newcomer, J.W. Anderson is sure to be a brand we’ll be hearing a lot more of in the seasons to come.

All images: IMAXtree

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