Actually, don't excuse it at all. Take it all at full force if you want to. J.W. Anderson's debut collection for Topshop is nothing short of fun, fun and fun. Get it yet? Fun. Think oversize shirts with blown-up prints, sweaters with ghosts and bats, loose plaid pants and prints on everything. Print-blocking overload, right there already. If I were to summarize all this in one sentence, I would say a Wednesday Addams-gone-preppy-and-grunge. Which is basically a description of me, myself and my whole aesthetic in general. Which basically explains why I'm jumping up and down and squealing with joy and begging my mum to help my buy one of those jumpers because I have school tomorrow. So, yeah. And hold onto your hats, because that's not all. This is only the first installment of the whole J.W. Anderson collaboration, and the second part is coming next season. So get your wallets out, shop til you drop. Hallelujah. God bless America.
I'm trying to do some Pop Art imagery collage in this post because I hate how the collages in the past posts have been looking. They are probably just as lackluster, but oh well. Whatever. I'm juggling an AP, honors class as well as studio classes, so by the time I get home at 5:19pm I'm already exhausted and out of creative juices. And running on caffeine. Back to the collection because you're probably not that interested in my life really — J.W. Anderson had really outdone himself in this collaboration. The lines are sharp and crisp, the silhouettes simple. You can basically slap any random pieces from the collection together and it'll still look amazing. Well, maybe not necessarily any, but you get my point. Along with the expected clothes and accessories, J.W. Anderson also designed a series of stationary to go with all this preppy vibe. Which is great news, because I really need a J.W. Anderson for Topshop notebook for chemistry already.
Since this is a fashion blog and all(and I love making references to show what a smart cookie I am!), let's look at J.W. Anderson's fall 2012 collection. The Anderson for Topshop girl sports clean silhouettes, and simple lines. She likes her paisley and checked prints to pop, but they are not necessarily bright and seeking for attention. See the subtle prints woven cleverly into the collab, as with the fall collection. The J.W. Anderson for Topshop girl (oh god I should stop) also has a penchant for preppy sweaters and collars, because Ivy League-chic is never quite passe. [9/13: there's a FIT exhibit to prove it]
Also loving the layering that's going on in the campaign/preview/whatever you want to call it. Promos? Yeah, that. A+ gold star sticker to the stylist, for taking some very different aesthetic elements and putting them together. I mean, sporty varsity jackets, pleated skirts and oversize plaid pants are just about the last thing you expect on anyone unless you're referring to hobos, but there it is. Anyway, I'll give anything just to get my hands on that shirt-dress, ghost jumper and quirky pinafore dress. One of those French maid dresses won't hurt either, because you never know when I'll feel like dressing up as Magenta from Rocky Horror Picture Show. I really don't know what else to say so I'm just going to leave you in an awkward note, with all these vibes and pop-arty collages and sadness that you can't buy this entire collection and just live off it.