J.W. Anderson AW 11

Hello my heroes,

Here is the post about J.W. Anderson I've written for Stylish Kids in Riot.


J.W. Anderson is a designer who loves the romantic side in life. He loves the idea of a couple in love, so he designs pieces for men and women that can be borrowed from a man to a woman and from a woman to a man.

Jonathan William Anderson's career in the fashion industry started, when he decided to leave Irland and wanted to become and actor in Washington DC. But that wasn't the right way for him, he was inspired by the great outfits on stage and so he became a stylist, one of his clients was singer R. Weinwright. After J.W. Anderson studied Fashion Design at the London college of Fashion, he was able to start his own label, Label J. W. Anderson. One highlight of his career was the men's collection at the London Fashion Week in 2007. The Fashion World was really impressed and since 2010 he also designs Women wear. Kirsten Dunst and Jame Winstone are big fans of his collections.

His latest men's collection was shown at the London Fashion Week and was inspired by the film "Donnie Darko", because he loves that kind of Lost Boy-style fantasy. The predominant colours are white and black but there are also some red, turquoise and yellow pieces in the collection. My personal highlights are the men's skirt in black and the boots with fur at the toe-cap. One of J.W. Anderson's highlight of his own collection are the  tweed coats with angora fur and pleated panels.