Actually I burst out laughing at the first one but I’d be miserable too if I actually had to wear it. I don’t see it as art at all – it has a purpose beyond conceptual expression, it is on a fashion runaway, it is sold as clothing and it needs to be critiqued as clothing. This website has shown me that there are people wiling to wear very sheer clothing on the street, but still I find sheer clothing disrespectful to the models wearing it – they don’t sign up for public semi-nudity do they?
In his own way it’s all nicely considered and quite pretty. He interests me and I like to see what he’s been doing which is really what you’re showing everybody when you have a show. I would have liked to have been there.
I get that runways shows are part art. I get that the human form is beautiful. I appreciate the creativity of this collection. I wonder how models, getting paid work aside, feel when they see collections like this that they’ll have to sell.
some wonderful, futuristic, origamy. I liked #2, 4 and 6. Except for the sheer, I’m getting tired of the sheer clothing… doesn’t always translate well in day to day clothing…. Some of it reminded me of Cloud Atlas futuristic clothing.
Heavily ethereal quality these clothes have, not meant to be practical but terribly expressive…these outfits might be appropriate for a modern iteration of the movie “Barbarella” or some futuristic vision…maybe not with those shoes though. The shots are fantastic!
I Love JW Anderson. If I was prim and proper enough not to get wine, beer, coffee, chocolate and salad dressing all over myself on a daily basis, I would wear white everyday. Sadly, I am a mucky pup and I spend a lot of time at the dry cleaners.
The concept is very strong and I think I see what he’s trying to say. Very depressive indeed. On the other hand, I don’t deem it’s a wearable collection, except for the third piece which is very clean and sophisticated.
I agree (bitsofbob)! I’m a sculpture and mixed media artist and these are very inspiring and on the same conceptual track as my current work! I’m loving the total impracticality of these, J.W. is obviously making a statement about our “constructed environment”. It’s very architectural and yet works on the body form. Would love to see how these move on the girls.
Challengeing collection. White. Sheer. And exposed construction elements. Delicate drapery with sturdy footwear in contrast. I know nothing of these things but it does seem to have a bit of the future.
To me this looks incredibly lazy craftsmanship. Someone hastily stapled random shapes in abstract-artsy way over the models, taking care not to cover the breasts too much, and waited for the fashion world to swoon.
A case of the emperor’s new clothes if there was ever one.