A lot of things were happening in J.W. Anderson’s spring collection—a dash of nautical here, a ’70s reference there, trompe l’œil details, and lots of leather. Those mishmash ideas coalesced in cool, feminine, intellectual clothes, topped with floppy black leather hats and grounded with patent loafers or sky-blue riffs on the classic Clarks Wallabee. Anderson mixed prim, fitted fit-and-flare minidresses, with oversized horn buttons and surreal layered ties, or under bustier-cummerbund hybrids, with sailor pants, a wrapcoat with oversized lapels, and leather wrap skirts and sculptural draped tops. Crisp white shirting with oversized collars in red and navy and slinky asymmetric ribbed knit dresses paired with leather gauntlet gloves were especially fresh, and covetable.
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