Colourful and hedonistic, JW Anderson’s Resort collection celebrates dressing as an act of self-expression, either public or happening within the privacy of one’s own room.
Protagonist is a party girl who dresses bluntly, mastering the art of nothingness through intense chromatic choices. Her wardrobe is straightforward, swinging between the firm and the flowy: tailored cropped blazers; pragmatic blousons; halterneck dresses; short dresses; camisole dresses; utility bermudas and slacks. Stripes, outsized daisies and swirls of colour explode on surfaces, creating a vertigo and a displacement. Day-glo footwear grounds the looks, adding another layer of slight wrongness of the whole.
Direct in its scope yet distorted in the use of colour and prints, the JW Anderson’s Resort SS22 collection exudes self-possessed fierceness.