Homme et Femme, the designer haven that brought us Marni, Dries Van Noten, Acne, Carven, Alexander Wang (we could go on and on), now adds another A-lister to their lineup by introducing to the Filipino market, J.W. Anderson.
Who is Mr. Anderson?
This handsome lad is part artist, part genius.
In an arena where braving to start your own business means being fed to the lions, Jonathan Anderson fought as a young cub and held his own—as you now know, he came out alive. The same way that Marc Jacobs managed to act as the creative director of Louis Vuitton and launch his namesake brand Marc Jacobs, the 31-year old Irish designer balanced the job as Loewe’s Creative Director while keeping his namesake label afloat—just with a lot more youthfulness and androgyny. Excelling in two fields is nothing new for the overachieving fashion genius though, because while he studied menswear at the London College of Fashion, he also worked as a window dresser for Prada.
J.W. Anderson's first campaign
Known for his quirky, abstract taste, inspired by different eras with a hint of modernity, Anderson champions his line as a men-meets-women pieces of art. In 2008 (he was only 24!), he launched his menswear line followed by the women’s two years after.
Not your typical Selena Gomez look.
His growing clientele ranges from women like Rihanna, Rita Ora, Pixie Geldof, to style icons such as Alexa Chung, and even Disney child stars like Selena Gomez. The brand's idiosyncratic perspective both appeal to and look great on a wide scope of men and women that in just seven years, the brand has already gained a strong cult following (including us).
The Tale of two twisted sisters. J.W Alexander for Topshop
In 2012, his first ready-to-wear high-street collection was launched in collaboration with Topshop. It was such a hit that a year later, he released another collection with the fast fashion favorite. The dark line with a grungy twist on his quintessential school girl style flew off the shelves.
Top, bag, and ultra chic trousers (with signature slit on cuffs) from the Pre-fall 2016 collection are now stocked in the Rockwell boutique.
Shop here: If you die for pieces that feel so wrong but look so right. Gaaaah
J.W Anderson is now available at UNIVERS d'homme et femme, located at One Rockwell East Tower, Estrella corner Rockwell Drive, Makati City
Photos from @jw_anderson and @jonathan.anderson on Instagram