Heres Jonathan Anderson strolling along an edge where theres hyper-awareness on one side, and something rather bonkers on the other. “At the beginning of 2021 I desired something thats reality.
Well, now that realitys gone mad, the humorous antics going on in Andersons new set of posters are a reasonable adequate response to the zeitgeist. “Its a lot to do with being simple, and thats why I desired to utilize Juergen,” Anderson opined. “Hes so excellent at showing a sharp reality without any fuss.”
This revitalizing blast of playfulness is the latest in the souvenir series of ephemera that Andersons been sending out for his own brand name, and Loewe, given that the pandemic hit. Anderson would not be Anderson without putting up plenty of signposts to lead us down rabbit-holes of styles and memes– ultra-fashionable home entertainments, naturally, in these unlimited days of absolutely nothing to do.
Heres Jonathan Anderson walking along an edge where theres hyper-awareness on one side, and something quite bonkers on the other. “I felt it was better to begin the year with something lighter and less computed,” he declared on a Zoom. “At the start of 2021 I wanted something thats truth. Anderson would not be Anderson without putting up plenty of signposts to lead us down rabbit-holes of styles and memes– ultra-fashionable entertainments, naturally, in these limitless days of nothing to do.
Then, the severe trousering. Follow those upended isosceles triangular trouser legs, and youre off down the warren leading to Dada and Surrealist outfit, the Cabaret Voltaire and Bauhaus theater, if you please. Or maybe to run into the checkerboard patterns that the amazing gender non-conforming anti-fascist Surrealist Claude Cahoun photographed herself wearing. Said pants are also a really JW Anderson experiment fit– and a 2021 riposte, if ever there were one, for a time of endemic joggers. “Or possibly,” Anderson laughs, “Its a jester?”
Follow the veggies: ever so adorable as crocheted radishes on a sweatshirt, or embroidered on a hoodie; suggestive as terrific huge prints of gourds and a random peach– yet also influenced by Andersons interest in 17th century Dutch still lifes, and the work of the British painter William Nicholson. An existential, speculative rabbit-hole, this one: “Why do we glorify something as simple as a lemon or a radish? Something that makes you grin.
An existential, speculative rabbit-hole, this one: “Why do we glorify something as easy as a lemon or a radish?