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.
Erdem Moralioglu showed his spring collection at the Savoy Hotel, in a ballroom that was painted a soft, barely-there baby blue--a color motif that seemed to inspire a huge portion of the show.
The clothes were covered in muted floral wallpaper prints--a far cry from the bold blooms we saw during NYFW--or bathed in solid pastel shades. It was a far quieter print than we've seen from the designer (who has been deemed "The Master of Floral") in past collections. But don't let the sedated color palette fool you: This was not a collection for wallflowers.