This very promising up-and-comer showed a solid collection of expertly mixed fabrics in well-tailored silhouettes. We like.
LONDON--The Big Smoke is such an exciting place for fashion right now, and Jonathan Anderson is one of the reasons. The young designer showed his women's collection today at Somerset House, the unofficial headquarters of London Fashion Week. It was the first time he has showed women's separately from men's. And it was the right choice, as it gave Anderson more room to do less-androgynous pieces. Last season his girl was a grunge magpie, wearing Liberty prints and patchwork sweaters. This season, she's a tough '90s schoolgirl in mohair sweaters and work boots adorned with tufts of pink, blue or white fur.
On Tuesday I got a sneak peek into Jonathan Anderson's Shorditch workroom, where he was putting the final touches on his Spring 2011 collection, which he showed at the BFC tents on Wednesday. I've put together a little photo essay of what I saw, plus the final results.
The whirlwind of fashion week continues; this show included a scenic dash past the London Eye, over London Bridge and up to the Tate Modern, the artistic home for the modern the new, and, now, Matthew Williamson's spring show. Outside, an ice cream van and tourists jostled with the fleet of black cars (and women in black) that had descended for Sunday’s show, as inside the iconic turbine gallery lit up with purple hues of light. Racing down the sloped hallway (killer for heels) and up to the gallery, I saw some of fashion’s greatest--Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Hamish Bowles--sitting front row with Matthew’s "beautiful friends"--Jacquetta Wheeler, Tallulah Harlech, Poppy Delevingne, herself a recently appointed Ambassador for the British Fashion Council, and her ‘bestie’ Sienna Miller, who needs no title to be one of Matthew’s great muses. The collection was a joyful mix of oranges and yellows, silk prints and sophisticated soft draped silhouettes.