The JW Anderson Affect

In case you are not aware of J.W Anderson he has become a well established designer who has shaken up the rules in the fashion industry. Introducing gender-less designs from his debut collection he has approached gender differently than any other designer at the time had done. Since then there has been many that have followed in his foot steps however the origin of it can be said to lie with Jonathon Anderson. From Northern Ireland J.W Anderson is the only brand to have won men’s and women’s brand of the year at the U.K Fashion Awards in 2015. Designer of his own label the designer designed for Versus Versace before being announced as Creative Director of the Spanish label Loewe in 2013.

I have been aware of J.W Andersons designs from his early collections and from his collaboration with Topshop. Since he became Creative Director of Loewe it has been hard to avoid his designs and his creation of the much coveted Puzzle Bag design. This along with the much coveted Neck Band from his own name sake label have become classic pieces from the designer. The Neck Band is an easy to wear accessible item which comes in array of color and different designs. Each season there are new color ways and fabrications for each collection. Notably the crochet version from this Autumn/Winter collection. The black seems to be the most popular for obvious reasons and I was fortunate to get my hands on one lately. The Neck Band is easy to wear, keeps you warm and can be worn with so many different outfits. For the price of the item, ahem £150 it definitely can be justified by how much wear I have gotten out of it. Oh and did I mention its made from Merino Wool? No need for a scarf in this instance!

I cannot forget to mention my jacket featured in these images from the J.W Anderson x Uniqlo A/W Collection. The collaboration was hugely successful and I was fortunate enough to pick up a few pieces from the collection including this amazing Tartan Puffer Coat. I didn’t manage to get this jacket during the initial launch however I was lucky enough to get it in the sale, pre January might I add. This is the reason why I might seem a little bit late with discussing the most recent High St collaboration with the designer. I have long admired the selection of puffer coats from Uniqlo but when I seen this one I knew I had to have it. Reluctance to buy it initially paid off as I managed to eventually get it for less than half price. This made me feel less guilty about buying yet another winter jacket. I have worn it non stop since shooting this outfit which makes me really glad that I bought it. Its really warm and easy to throw on with most outfits. You think it would be quite difficult to wear due to the bold pattern but I have found it so easy to style with most items in my wardrobe.

These images were shot again with photographer, Emma Pharaoh. This is the second time i have shot with Emma and I cannot be any happier with the results. Emma manages to capture the exact the look and feel that I’m looking for.

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