How to describe JW Anderson… It’s hard to know where to begin. Pioneering, critically acclaimed, respected and coveted by the fashion industry as well as men and women worldwide, at just 31 years old the Northern Irish designer has already achieved the kind of success many wouldn’t dream of in a lifetime. On top of running his own wildly successful men’s and womenswear label and his role as Creative Director of Loewe, Anderson was most recently charged with the task of reimagining the iconic Diet Coke bottle, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs to name but a few. It was at the launch of this collaboration that I managed to grab 5 minutes with Jonathan. So, without further ado…
What: Mochi Jaipur two piece, Swedish Hasbeens sandals, Kate Spade New York bag & Karen Walker glasses
Where: Palais Namaskar, Marrakech
I am very, very torn right about now. On the one hand, the fashion girl in me is itching to get stuck into the new season. All that rich velvet, luscious brocade, maximalist autumnal print clashing, sequins, knitwear, outerwear, knee high boots, goddamn cashmere beanies… Gimme! On the other hand my sane, normal, non fashion side is very, very sad indeed about the prospect of eight months of drizzle and precious few bikini wearing opportunities. I’ve got foolishly used to being constantly al fresco and wearing bugger all clothing so returning from Paris Fashion Week in November to whatever good ‘ol blighty has in store weather wise is going to sting a little bit. Hell, it may well be pissing rain in the City of Lights, but let’s hope it isn’t for the photos’ sake. Anyway, there’s still a little time before summer is well and truly O-V-E-R (well, technically anyway) so let’s talk about swimwear shall we?