Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson launched J.W.Anderson with a menswear collection in 2008 before establishing a womenswear line in 2010. His provocative ready-to-wear designs and androgynous aesthetic has earned him widespread praise and he was awarded Menswear Designer of the Year in 2014 in addition to being named Loewe Creative Director in 2015.

March 20th 2017

Disobedient Bodies: J.W.Anderson Curates the Hepworth Wakefield

Today sees the opening of J.W.Anderson’s highly anticipated exhibition at the neobrutalist Hepworth Wakefield gallery. Featuring fashion, art, photography and design, Disobedient Bodies: J.W.Anderson Curates the Hepworth Wakefield showcases works from different creative fields on an equal platform, allowing them to be appreciated autonomously. A personal selection of sculptures are on display, alongside notable fashion pieces and objects…

February 13th 2017

Paris Menswear Highlights

4’s buying team spent a busy week in Paris at the end of last month. Here’s some highlights from their time in the French capital. Vetements AW17 Show Boris Bidjan Saberi Showroom Street Style Craig Green Showroom Henrik Vibskov / Vlad Agency Lakic Showroom [caption id="attachment_39362" align="alignnone" width="480"] Private Policy AW17[/caption] [caption id="attachment_39365" align="alignnone" width="465"] Mohsin…

September 19th 2016

J.W. Anderson And Versace's Versus Play With Femininity At LFW

J.W. Anderson and Versus were just two of the labels showing their Spring Summer 2017 collections at fashion week in London. The idea of gender and clothes, specifically the norms of how a woman or man should dress, is central to designer Jonathan Anderson’s work. In both his womenswear and menswear he undercuts societal conventions…

September 8th 2016

J.W.Anderson To Curate Exhibition ft. Dior And Rei Kawakubo

It’s no secret that Northern Irish designer J.W.Anderson is a fan of the visual arts – and it’s a love that feeds into his designs. Take his SS16 womenswear collection for example, which featured squiggles inspired by the work of New York graffiti/visual artist Keith Haring. But his love for art transcends the medium on fashion – over the past year, he’s published several books in…

June 14th 2016

LC:M Highlights

Here are our highlights from the London Collections Menswear shows which concluded yesterday in the wet and breezy English Capital. Next up our attention turns to Pitti, Milan and Paris. Craig Green Craig Green kicked off the LCM S/S 2017 schedule on Friday evening with a free-spirited, even romantic, unfurling of everyday uniforms. Green began with hybrid suiting,…

June 1st 2016

Luxury Labels Embracing Androgyny

Luxury fashion labels are breaking with tradition and bending the rules of gendered dressing through their designs and marketing. From fashion shows and unisex collections to cross dressing in campaigns, brands are incorporating themselves into the larger conversation around gender identity and androgyny has effectively infiltrated the fashion industry as a whole. “While there is certainly more designers…

January 11th 2016

4 Things to Know About J.W.Anderson’s Autumn Winter 2016 Men’s Show

Whether you watched J.W.Anderson’s Autumn Winter 2016 menswear show in the flesh in London or tuned in to its live-stream on Grindr, chances are the collection of cartoon characters, patterned furs, and wrestling booties has given you plenty to think about. Find the 4 things we’re meditating on here. 1. A$AP Rocky made his first London Collections: Men appearance today, sitting front row at J.W.Anderson.…

January 7th 2016

What To Look Out For At London Collections Men

London Collections Menswear commences this Friday until 11th January. Emphasising both the creative and commercial importance of British brands and emerging talent, LCM will showcase some of our favourite designers and for the first time this season, the Designer Showrooms will be located under one roof, spanning two floors of Victoria House. Here are some things…