British style model JW Anderson channelled a “parallel world of individuals trapped of their computer systems” for its Spring Summer time 2023 assortment at London Style Week.
JW Anderson, the eponymous style home led by designer Jonathan Anderson, introduced its Spring Summer time 2023 assortment on Saturday 17 September on the Las Vegas Arcade in London’s Soho.
The gathering was a touch upon the human relationship with expertise and consumerism and comprised quite a lot of items that used materials and silhouettes in a surrealist method.
The model’s present notes described the idea as: “A parallel world of individuals trapped of their computer systems, mixing with keyboards and screensavers, exploring different dimensions. Nature filtered by the digital ego, changing into a private collateral. The arcade, in any case, is not only for players.”
Large laptop keys adorned and interrupted block-coloured and purposely-wrinkled attire, which had been paraded between arcade machines.
One piece featured tons of of laptop keys from the now out of date off-white desktop computer systems of the early noughties, which had been lined in horizontal rows to type a halterneck high.
All through the present proportions had been outsized. A gown formed like a plastic bag was tied on the shoulder and printed with a picture of a kid peering via a water-filled bag holding a goldfish.
“Proportions that go mega, expertise that turns into degraded shimmers and shines,” JW Anderson stated of the items.
“Objects trapped inside objects of clothes and people screensavers that land over the physique, on baggage and equipment: that’s what occurs within the gaming arcade,” the model continued.
“The message is one in every of realism – for no matter actual can imply right this moment – delivered with a reductionist language that prices each bit with the standing of a blunt assertion.”
Whereas some items symbolised individuals absorbed by expertise, others referenced real-life leisure actions.
A string hammock was worn as a gown, whereas inventory photos of palm tree-lined seashores – much like these typically used for screensavers – embellished physique fits and equipment.
“Leisure is necessary, so a hammock turns into a gown whereas jumpers and tees hold from laundry hangers,” stated the style model.
Very like JW Anderson’s Spring Summer time 2023 menswear assortment the place the designer suspended bicycle handles from our bodies, garments hangers had been reinterpreted as necklines for sweaters that had been hung the other way up.
At Loewe’s Spring Summer time 2023 menswear present, which can also be headed by Jonathan Anderson, the Spanish style home sprouted crops from sodden clothes.
Pictures is courtesy of JW Anderson.