JW Anderson for Topshop

JW Anderson has unveiled his debut line for Topshop. The range will launch in stores on September 14 to coincide with the start of London Fashion Week.

“For me, Topshop is integral to London Fashion Week. It’s everything that sums it up. I have worked on this collection with my sister in my mind, because I wanted it to be accessible. I feel like we are at a time where we want a fanfare; something fun, accessible and easy. I approached it in the same way I do all my collections. It was unique and has some really iconic pieces. I wanted it to be the idea of what a JW Anderson store could be.” said Anderson about the collection.

The collection from the London based designer is said to be “a bridge between craft and modernity”. Anderson says that the collection was heavily inspired by his own ready-to-wear label.

“I think it still has the same story-telling element,” he explained. “It’s for the same girl and is based upon the same idea. I feel collaborations should be a reflection, not something that veers off into another zone. The high street and the luxury market are inherently close. Without one the other doesn’t exist. I feel like that is modernity now.”

The range will be followed by a second collaboration, launching in early 2013.

What do you think of the collection?

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