The UK's most exciting young designer who's gender challenging creations are some of the most sought after in fashion.
Luis Venegas, Editor and Publisher of notable Spanish publications Fanzine137, EY! Magateen and Candy directed and photographed a curation of imagery presenting archive to current J.W.Anderson collections in title 'The Rain In Spain Stays Mainly In The Plain'.
“I was given total creative freedom to work on the project, so I decided to try something new, not just my usual work as an Editor.” Luis Venegas
Giles Round’s works spanning ceramics, sculpture, furniture, print, painting and textiles have gained him international recognition and have been showcased worldwide.
Ettore. Sorry! focuses on Round’s ongoing series of ceramics, each a misappropriation of Ettore Sottsass’ iconic Shiva vase. The phallic vases, remembered badly and rendered flaccid are both homage and apology to Sottsass and his iconic work. The latest in the series, created for J.W.Anderson Workshops, continues this production of tragic-comic pop objects into a suite of almost identical apologies.
“Giles has created these 12 ceramic phallic vases and we are incredibly proud to present them in our creative space. I wanted his works to be presented as an exhibition, a reference to craft – something of which is fundamental to our J.W.Anderson Workshops.” Jonathan Anderson
A$AP Rocky first displayed his interest in the brand when seen wearing emblematic J.W.Anderson on tour and in his music video “Jukebox Joints”.
He quickly and naturally became a brand ambassador and Rocky & Anderson came together to create a youthful collection of modern men’s casualwear – a result of common interest in each other’s creativity.
"It’s always exciting to collaborate with creatives who wear J.W.Anderson. Rocky is an influential modern artist who has a strong point of view on fashion." Jonathan Anderson
Jonathan Anderson first discovered Joanna Wason at an antiques auction and became mesmerised by her works. Anderson then went on to locate her in St Ives, Cornwall where she currently lives and works.
“I bought some of Joanna’s pottery at auction; found and asked her if we could do something together. Her creations are a perfect fit for the J.W.Anderson Workshops.” Jonathan Anderson
Wason whose work spans over 40 years has created a selection of ceramics exclusively for the J.W.Anderson Workshops.
The collection consists of 51 bottles, bowls, dishes and pots; in white porcelain white/pink porcelain; blue slipware, animal/fire glaze slipware, stoneware/porcelain with dark iron glaze and porcelain with iron glaze.
Within this collection she has repeated her previous ceramic styles but also created one exclusive to the J.W.Anderson Workshops which Wason refers to as “black galactic” – a style displaying fine colour splats on black gloss.
WORLD OF M/M
For London Fashion Week 2016 a new collaboration was launched for the J.W.Anderson Workshop. An exclusive series of accessories were created for the WORLD OF M/M, designed by M/M (PARIS), the creative agency established in 1992 by Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag long time collaborators of Jonathan Anderson.
M/M (PARIS) is an agency, founded in 1992, specialising in the conception, making and diffusion of signs, images, objects and spaces. Their prolific output across the fashion, art, music and design scenes over more than 20 years have made them one of the most influential creative practices of today.
The other important collaborator in the World of M/M are 'Toshiki', the Japanese textile company established by Toshiki Yagisawa in 2012 to produce high quality 'Made in Japan' goods, which feature practicality and innovation.
Two different designs of bags were created for The World of M/M and these were available in a range of different colours during London Fashion Week 2016.
THE SMELL OF US
The underground film director Larry Clark has always been an important influence on Jonathan Anderson. J.W.Anderson was approached by Clark to design the wardrobe for the film 'The Smell of Us'. The result of this collaboration combined the iconic clothes of J.W.Anderson with the unique visual aesthetic of Larry Clark to create a series of powerfully arresting images.
Jamie Hawkesworth graduated from the University of Lancashire and began his career by creating nuanced and empathetic portrayals of the architecture and people of Northern England. He is now one of British fashions most sought after young photographers and has worked for everyone from Vogue US to i-D Magazine.
Jamie Hawkesworth has been a long standing collaborator with J.W.Anderson. Together with Jonathan Anderson he has created everything from advertising campaigns to fanzines. Hawkesworth's idiosyncratic but subtle images perfectly capture the beauty and eccentricity of J.W.Anderson's world.
This exhibit was created by the British Fashion Council in collaboration with J.W.Anderson and A.I. PR. Special thanks go to Jenny Law at A.I PR for her help in creating this online exhibit.
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