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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Topshop x JWA in Black & White

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With Herman from Front Row, Wee Ping & Haikel!
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Wearing white sailor blazer from Lowry's Farm, oxfort shirt from American Apparel, neon skirt from American Apparel, leather satchel from Marc by Marc Jacobs, clogs from ASOS. 

I am 1.5 months late in posting images from the Topshop x JW Anderson launch party -but better late than never I guess! JW Anderson's collaboration with Topshop was a much watered down version of his usual design style that steers womenswear towards menswear dressing with his knits, tailored androgynous looks. I like the fact that despite his drive to push himself to explore the boundaries of fashion constantly, he is very down to earth in person! He was rocking an all black ensemble for the party - a black knit and a kilt and really let himself loose with the music from DJ TwoFace helmed by Linda Hao and Grace Sunami. For each season, he designs based on a concept that he wishes to explore on how women would feel, behave and dress and he is unafraid of stepping out from his comfort zone to use innovative fabrics. I

 feel that that's what a fashion designer should always do - instead of sticking to one aesthetic, one should constantly innovate and change according to the trends of time, or to explore different concepts of how women would dress, or to address certain social issues. That's why some of my favorite and influential designers are Miucca Prada, Karl Lagerfeld, Dries van Noten and Hussein Chalayan. Oh - and Nicolas Ghesquiere and Riccardo Tisci! They constantly innovate and reinnovate themselves and each season reinvigorates the brand - it's not all about commercial work but about creativity, yet at the same time staying relevant and retaining the DNA of the brand.

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