Androgynous Womenswear with Feminine Touches
For his Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 womenswear collection, entitled ‘The Fear of Naturalism’, JW Anderson was inspired by the idea of geometry, the formation of a modern youth culture and a sense of freedom. Anderson himself says: “We don’t have to let the fantastical ideals of youth collapse into the mundane realities of adulthood”. Well known for playing with the idea of gender in his menswear collection, Anderson carries this theme on to his Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 womenswear line, presenting an androgynous range, with both masculine and feminine silhouettes.
In the collection, Anderson experimented with duality – what appeared to be paisley skirts over trousers from the front, were actually aprons; a slimline overcoat with masculine tailoring was backed with a feminine over-sized black frill; and boyish knitwear was form fitting emphasizing a feminine silhouette. Masculine pieces were juxtaposed with feminine pieces – a navy parka jacket is teamed with a delicate sequined top; and a black biker was matched with a beaded lady like sweater. The collection was finished off with white latex, Swarovski elements, paisley prints worked into modern tailoring, and hiking boots with white fur trims.
So without further ado, we present the Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 womenswear collection from JW Anderson…Enjoy!
Visit the official JW Anderson website, here.