15 Feb 2013

here's Johnny.

Waking up this morning was decidedly quite difficult no thanks to a champagne induced hangover; there's another name for love and that's Moet & Chandon. 
Headaches aside, our motivation to finally get up came in the form of two things. Number one, today is the day London Fashion Week kicks off and we are without a doubt very eager to see what exquisite creations come strutting down the catwalk ready for a/w 13.
Number two, the second & final collection from J.W. Anderson for Topshop becomes available in stores and online today. After a quick visit in store and a good look online; we have to say we find this collection not as striking as the first.




Anderson displays his signature androgyneity throughout the collection, mixing up boyish silhouettes with feminine undertones, all the while keeping the colour pallet cool and simple with the slightest hint of vibrancy. An acquired taste for some, parts of the collection are reminiscent to Anderson's own brand design, particularly that of his a/w 13 men's.

Verity: When I went to view the collection this morning, I first noticed the neoprene crop top and frill skirt. Amazing colours, perfect for spring/summer but the skirt reminded me too much of the 'male boob tube' we saw on the runway for the a/w 13 men's collection. 

The collection is described as more 'stripped back' with a 'reduced' approach but Jonathan's flair for his use of interesting prints is what drew us to his first line with Topshop.

Scarlett: Although I love the collection I think what's missing is print. I was looking forward to seeing some new prints, yes there's the argyle knit but that's about all. What I loved about Anderson was his confidence in using unusual patterns, like the pale blue tartan and the spiders.

Don't get us wrong, the man is a creative genius and we're intent on seeing what he has in store for us on Monday during fashion week, but there's always room for constructive criticism. We were looking to get our hands on a pair of the pink and metallic moccasins but it seems they were hot property when the collection landed earlier today. 

| For the online collection click here & for the full scheduling for LFW click here |