J.W. Anderson makes crochet cool again with his bold AW17 collection.
The stand-out feature was the bright colour palette paired with the 'utter Englishness' crochet technique - the epitome of British craft. Anderson often takes inspiration from British artists, and this collection was no different. This time he sought out the works of David Hockney and Patrick Caulfield. Both known for their vibrant and graphic works of art, the collection featured digitially-distorted landscape prints, stained-glass window appliques and 'serpent-y' disco fabric. There was a sense of youth especially with the choice of models, 'boys on tour' Anderson called them, were dressed in giant capes and cosy knits. Anderson described the collection as 'it was the idea of getting lost in the womb of fashion.'
There was a real element of the now and has proved why London is one of the fashion capitals of the world.