JW Anderson Resort 2014

In his 2014 Resort womenswear collection, London-based fashion designer J.W. Anderson takes an interesting step away from the classic styles that propelled him to debut at London’s Fashion Week only at 27.

Because of his interest in stage costume, this is the first collection of J.W. Anderson which I have noticed, that exudes more character in the typical details. The usual silhouette of the collars, waistlines and sleeves are distorted, twisting and cutting away while their proportions are slightly emphasized to allow the fluidity of these gestures in the details.

Though his designs seem somewhat conservative when one thinks of stage costume, I love this collection because with the minimal use of color and more controlled manipulation of where the fabric folds or stops. Compared to his previous collections, this feels like a more mature, well thought-out execution on the whole.