J.W. Anderson’s Monastic Futurism

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Photography Alice Lubbock

Published June 17, 2015

PHOTOS: ALICE LUBBOCK.

Jonathan Anderson consistently, and always pleasantly, confounds the construct of what menswear should be. His spring/summer ’16 collection for J.W. Anderson, shown on Sunday at LC:M, was no different. The-35 look range played into a monastic futurism—gathered, cropped, and cuffed trousers moved with a zen robe-like ease; denim shirts wrapped around the torso, belted martial-arts style; retrofuturist graphics, emblazoned on tees and sweaters, could have been at home in Tarkovsky’s Solaris. But the footwear, blocky, almost Pilgrim-like, modeled off Mary Janes and rendered in slick candy apple red and high-shine silver, showed Anderson’s signature cheek and quirk. We hope we’ll be able to borrow those from the boys.