See the full J.W. Anderson Autumn/Winter 2017 collection which showcased at London Fashion Week Men’s:
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the LFWM weekend, J.W Anderson’s AW17 show was, once again, a standout collection from the masses. This season, amidst a plethora of historical references, the blatant focus was on the time-honoured art of cutesie crochet. Whether it was pockets, patches, scarves or footwear, the classic knit technique was heavily featured throughout and will undoubtedly have a knock on effect on the high street once the season turns.
Oversized knits, typical of the designer, alongside printed shirts and slouchy trousers made up the rest of the collection, with Anderson’s army of ‘little princes’ perpetuating his predilection for youth and playing with the essence of masculinity. A little bolder than his usual lineup in terms of colouring and patterns used, Anderson still managed to make a lot of the borderline kitsch seem like something you’d be perfectly happy wearing to dinner with the in-laws.
While the overriding response for the collection has been a positive one, it’s been noted that some of the finer details had been left unattended to, such a heavy crochet pulling at fabrics and some… erm… lacklustre craftsmanship. While we’re sure these issues will be ironed out in the commercialisation process, does the lack of attention symbolise a preference for the loud and lustrous over the practical? Or simply a beacon of the nonchalant ‘I woke up like this’ attitude in the fashion landscape?
Either way… come Autumn, you can expect to see an abundance of crochet heavy knitwear, be it J.W Anderson or not.