The British designer delivered yet another abstract collection, playing with traditional Japanese silhouettes interpreted through his familiar androgynous aesthetic
Trying to find a leitmotif in a Jonathan Anderson collection... is the fashion equivalent of trying to find a needle in a haystack. Yet, when pressed, there were design cues inspired by Karate uniforms: Tunics and jackets fashioned after the traditional martial art outfit, but reimagined sans sleeves and constructed in denim; cowl neck tops fastened with Karate-esque fabric belts; and wide-legged trousers rehashed with ruched pleating at the waist.
Ever the non-conformist...the designer showcased 'bags' constructed out of two-dimensional metal frames that accommodated keys and very little of anything else. Time to pocket the credit card and ditch the wallet?
And what about those shoes?A peculiar hybrid of sandals and flats, models traipsed down the runway in red patent-leather shoes fastened at the ankle with a wide modular flap.
The designer's familiar androgynous aesthetic... could be seen on a teal-coloured leather jacket that cleaved to the body with its hourglass silhouette; a truncated pullover with matelassé detailing; and a taupe-coloured trenchcoat with a drop-waist.
But our favourite piece from the runway... was the oversized leather bomber jacket in jailhouse-orange accented with black contrast collars and ribbing. 'Wearability' is not a dirty word.
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