J.W. Anderson Preaches Mindfulness With SS18 Collection
When speaking of his latest collection, Jonathan Anderson noted to the press: “Media makes us hysterical. We have to go back to what we know to be humanly grounded.” In the way he presented the show, something like a DIY, homemade show, Anderson practiced just that philosophy. That being said, everything about the presentation was well thought out: from the concentric seating rows to the woven flooring by Anne Low. Keeping with the theme of mindfulness he expressed to the press, the collection itself felt, for lack of a better word, earthy. Clothes all felt like they had been made from natural fibers and looked just shy of the ones you mind find Burning Man’s partygoers wearing. Now, take note that this is not a bad thing at all, as it was done in such a skilful way (patterns were hand-stitched instead of printed on) that it just might cause a shift in overall aesthetic, the likes of which was put forth by Demna Gvasalia with Vetements not too long ago. On that front, only time will tell. Check out the full below. Image and video via Vogue.