Jonathan Anderson, Fashion’s Urban Cowboy

Jonathan Anderson, Fashion’s Urban Cowboy

The J.W. Anderson show included fringe, self-references, and the sneaker of the future.

The J.W. Anderson show included fringe, self-references, and the sneaker of the future.

Text: SAMUEL ANDERSON

Jonathan Anderson, who was born in Ireland and raised partially in pre-bottle service Ibiza, embodies a unique mix of cosmopolitan and provincial, splitting his energies between the venerated Spanish house Loewe and his London-based (and formerly men’s-based) eponym J.W. Anderson. The J.W. Anderson SS19 collection, which showed on Saturday in London, wove together a few of Anderson’s creative threads, from the imported elegance of Loewe to the streamlined minimalism of his menswear.

Telegraphing Basque-style materiality (true to Anderson's upbringing and ongoing obsession with craft), the collection interspersed fringe with oversized suits and patent leather equestrian boots. (Looks were paired with Matahari-like headdresses across the board, adding to the overcurrent of femme fatale-ism). But not everything was referential; Anderson’s truly original-looking chunky Converses seemed the perfect shoe for taking you from the old country to the city.

Check out some of J.W. Anderson's SS19 collection below!

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