Take Me To London
While browsing through the clothes (with the lack of a better term) in person, I couldn’t help but get this whole school girl chic meets punk meets American high school preppy; The items are both classic and playful at the same time! They have cool conversational prints including turtles and zebras which are not only printed on tops but on bottoms as well! I’ll blog about one of those pieces soon!
Well, for those of you who don’t know who JW Anderson is, here are a few tid bits about him: He is a British-born designer and for those wondering, JW stands for Jonathan William.
He began pursuing a career in acting before deciding to study menswear at the London College of Fashion where he graduated in 2005 (MY DREAM SCHOOL). His eponymous label was launched in 2008, initially as a men’s collection, branching into a capsule collection for women for A/W’11 at the request of fans and stockists of previous collections! Yes, he really is that good!
| Sweater and Pleated Skirt: JW ANDERSON X TOPSHOP | Heels: Topshop | Hat: Forever 21 |
So when my sister and I found out that he was to collaborate you can only imagine how ecstatic we both were!! To think, we didn’t expect the pieces to make its way over to the shores of Manila but thankfully it did and she and I surely bought a ton of pieces!
My ultimate favorite piece (which I saw here in Manila) would have to be this pleated skirt. It’s not only very classy but it’s just such an interesting piece to have in ones closet. I don’t know why but I surely have this attraction to pleated skirts so when I saw this, I knew I just had to run to the cashier and buy it!
The sweaters as also super comfy!! AHHH!! And I love the subtle JW logo on this one, they have other ones like plain black and navy ones with a bigger JW embroidered in white. Very cute as well!
Here’s a video I found on YouTube of JW Anderson talking about his collection, what inspired him, his favorite pieces from the collection and so much more! I find it so interesting hearing how designers come up with their pieces and which ones they like. You sort of get to know them a little more that way.