Runway Report: J.W. Anderson SS17

Mr Anderson made a triumphant return to London Fashion Week today with his spring/summer 2017 collection. The look? Floaty and feminine yet super-cool, structural and most importantly, highly wearable.

Layering is having quite the moment, on and off the runway. Street style influencers and collections alike pair differing proportions, unusual lengths and texture to create a fresh aesthetic, yet one that harks back just a little to the nineties. Oversized gilets were belted up over tailored shirts and teamed with fluid asymmetric silk skirts, often with an ombre finish to soften the look.
There was an air of sportswear here, all chunky exposed zips, lace-up seams and block colours. Elsewhere outfits were edgy, allowing the details to do the talking, combining buckled straps, relief trims and panels in contrasting texture from quilting to horizontally slashed shirtings.
Retail winners will surely include the tapered patchwork denim jeans, roomy and relaxed mid-length dresses with vest tops and elasticated waistbands, plus the line of slouchy shoulder bags.
All in all Jonathan presented a collection full of interesting contrasts, with shapes so transferable, yet considered as a whole, that customers will lap up its versatility.

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