Taking to the catwalk for Jonathan Anderson‘s SS18 show yesterday, models were tasked with walking around a collection of the designer’s own artwork. Beautifully striking pieces plucked straight from his own walls, there were both paintings and sculptures, all resting upon a handwoven grass mat by Anthea Hamilton. Creating a homelike vibe, the installation reflected the calm tones of the collection itself, and gave us a cheeky glimpse at how nice Anderson’s house must be.
It’s All Natural
“Against the complexity of contemporary life, there is sanctuary in clarity, simplicity and focus.” This is how Anderson describes the collection, according to the accompanying show notes. Perhaps a comment on the current shitstorm the world is in (I mean, right?), the line-up seemed then, influenced by the simplicity of nature: washed-out cotton and soft looking leather were beautifully paired with easy-to-walk-in shoes (read: flats), making every single outfit an instant must-have for all ladies in attendance. No doubt some of the guys too.
Proving that sometimes – indeed, perhaps many times – it’s cool to stay calm, Anderson’s laid-back line-up offered nods to those who prefer comfort over crippling design, showing that sometimes beauty doesn’t have to be pain. We’re all for it, frankly.