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reimagining childhood at j.w.anderson

For spring/summer 17, J.W.Anderson dusted off his favourite childhood literature for inspiration.

by Steve Salter
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13 June 2016, 11:10am

"I remember Le Petit Prince from when I was a kid, it was quite dark," Jonathan explains backstage to a scrum of dictaphone wielding press. From beaded crowns to aviator glasses and flight suits, Jonathan used Saint‐Exupéry's fictional creation as it's focus but delves deeper in the nursery bookshelf and toy box with puzzle pieces, doodles, paint splashes and acrylic animals all featuring. "The collection is a build up of childlike components. We asked ourselves how do we get to a sugary sweet moment that's not nostalgic but is an youthful interpretation of fashion." The result was a glucose-gorged, fun-filled collection that left the front row, including Asap Rocky, smiling.

Credits


Text Steve Salter
Photography Piczo