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  • Writer's pictureFrancesco Lo Iacono


Updated: Aug 10, 2021

"Over the past several months I have found myself with many moments to pause along my creative journey, to stretch out and digest the moment. As the pandemic continues I have begun to ask myself what kind of creative future do we want?"

Since June 2020 JW Anderson keeps evolving its "show in a box" concept, adapting each time to new creative purposes, an exciting way to introduce the new collections to the audience. This unique effort recently allowed Jonathan Anderson to win the Fashion Award for Creativity at The Fashion Awards 2020.

This time, the Autumn/Winter 2021 collection is presented in the form of nineteen double-sided posters curated by Jonathan Anderson along with other renowned artists.

In particular, this season the founder and creative director of JW Anderson worked with artist and ceramicist Dame Magdalene Odundo and artist Shawanda Corbett.

Both artists were invited to create a series of limited-edition blankets, that will be available exclusively via Net-a-Porter and the brand's official website later in 2021.

Juergen Teller, who has recently collaborated on the JW Anderson menswear photoshoot some months ago, was in charge of the womenswear counterpart as well.

The new collection, outlined by Jonathan Anderson as "the most personal projects I have ever done", keeps exploring the notions of volume and silhouette, in a creative journey started several seasons ago, highlighting the totemic rendering of some of the looks.

"The idea of volume. The body and curves. The Women's Autumn/Winter 2021 collection was born out of the idea of experimental volumes; of slowing down the process, of looking and homing in on the idea of rounded and fluid shapes".

I was particularly inspired by the pictures of the collection and the collection itself, that's why I explored it with three illustrations. Each illustration has been conceived with different approaches, three different processes of my usual practice. There was also room for a little experimentation, founding myself in seek of new solutions.

For more illustrated content inspired by JW Anderson, including my live coverage backstage, please check this link.

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