Fresh starts and reinvention were in the air for JW Anderson’s SS22, which was showcased as a calendar. The cover shot, an unfiltered autoportrait of photographer Juergen Teller in a pair of Speedos, defined the whimsical silliness of its spirit. It was a play on vintage Pirelli pin-up calendars, and paid homage with a tyre shop backdrop.
The garments themselves divested the traditional interest in male gaze for a more personal sense of joy and letting go. This sense of spontaneous expressiveness was Anderson’s call to action. Shift dresses were the hero silhouette, rendered in a wild mix of swishiness, shimmer and gloss. Meanwhile ‘The Bumper’ was the main idea across the label’s accessories: a sculptural swerving bar that distorts the shape of bags and shoes with its bold supersize. Why? In the spirit of the collection: why not?
GALLERYCatwalk looks from this show