September 18, 2018

Net-a-Porter launches an exclusive JW Anderson capsule collection. Inspired by British Aestheticism, Jonathan Anderson exalts the beauty of form to create a capsule brimming with graceful modernity and femininity. A full collection of ready-to-wear, shoes, bags and accessories, the capsule is the first of its kind for JW Anderson and only available through Net-a-Porter.

Craftsmanship and design are placed centre stage as the collection embodies mid-19th century Aestheticism’s defining quote: “Art for Art’s Sake”. Embracing the Movement’s focus on beauty and art, by raising the importance of a work’s aesthetic values over social, political or economic themes, the collection discards restrictive conformity as self-expression and freedom are revered through fluid and draped designs. Pivotal figures from British Aestheticism are visualised within the collection; Oscar Wilde’s view on beauty as “a form of Genius” lies at the heart of the capsule’s ethos and prints play throughout from designer, Christopher Dresser and architect EW Godwin.

Silhouettes encompass codes closely connected to the JW Anderson brand identity. Lending ease and eye-catching twists are oversized tailored trousers, slouchy denim, loose asymmetrical dresses and knitwear that toys with expected proportion. The Converse x JW Anderson footwear collaboration is a daring interpretation of iconic Converse silhouettes through Anderson’s provoking design aesthetic, providing a masculine juxtaposition to the collection’s effortless femininity.