In lieu of a runway show, JW Anderson debuts his Spring/Summer 22 collection in a presentation of snapshots. Don’t miss the male model with a glare that challenges anyone questioning his cool, nonchalant ease as a squirrel is captured by the camera, mid-dash down his forearm. Said squirrel also makes a later appearance on the shoulder of the same model. BFFs, we’d say.
Youthful, eclectic, and reminiscent of childhood fun, this collection is an ode to the growing-up years. JW Anderson uses tactile sensory play that we can practically feel through the still images of his collection (see: the beaded curtain dress) for striking, playful contrasts against fuzzy knits. Note the JW anchor logo that monograms several versions of a fluffy sweater meant to look as though a tank were layered on top for dimension and texture.
Anderson spoke of the collection, saying that “this season we have focused on this idea of, nearly in the bedroom. The kind of the glorification of being who you are or what you want to be: the idea of the privacy of the individual.” Speaking of the bedroom, one particular garment pays homage to the pillow dress trend that swept the internet back in March 2020, featuring an athletic mat of sorts with a magenta click-on belt to cinch the waist. JW Anderson doesn’t leave the girls out either, with a handful of dresses in fabrics that flow along the through-line of this SS22 collection (though the rest of the pieces are remarkably unisex in their general wearability).
Oversized silhouettes and non-traditional shapes were a larger part of the arch of this collection, as a nod to loungewear while gently guiding shoppers away from athletic shorts and towards jogger sets in strawberry prints that offer the same amount of comfort and an extra dose of playfulness. The summer fruit makes several appearances on knits, jeans and tanks, leaning into the trend of fruit motifs that have continued to spike in popularity.
Juergen Teller shot this particular campaign of 80’s stripes and ambiguous silhouettes against the background of what seems like it could be any typical suburban, adolescent home. The collection is both deeply familiar and slightly on edge, both adventurous and comforting. Maybe it’s all of the strawberries. They’re almost too good to eat.END
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