Topshop announce JW Anderson collaboration
The high street giant will collaborate with young Irish-born designer JW Anderson on a capsule collection set to launch in September.
Topshop have announced that they will collaborate with young British designer JW Anderson to create a capsule womenswear collection featuring jersey, denim, knitwear and outerwear pieces as well as items such as pencils, memory sticks, rubik's cubes, vintage magazines and photography books.
"I am very excited to collaborate with Topshop. It gives me the opportunity to reach a much wider audience with my designs. It has always been very important to me that my collections are made accessible to anyone interested in fashion and design." said Anderson.
The Derry designer, whose father is rugby player Willie Anderson, has quickly established himself as a promising talent on the British fashion scene. After studying menswear design at the London College of Fashion he launched his menswear line in 2008, later introducing womenswear for autumn/winter 2010.
He is a current fashion darling owing to his much-lauded spring/summer 2012 collection which featured sought-after paisley-print daywear pyjamas. He is currently gearing up to show his men's collection at the first ever menswear-dedicated fashion week, London Collections: Men, which kicks off this Friday.
"The launch with JW Anderson is a new and exciting approach for Topshop to our collaborations," said Topshop's creative director Kate Phelan. "The capsule collection is a best of all his design ideas to date, a sort of must have wardrobe of covetable pieces by this unique designer. The interesting twist however is the cool collectable items that will make up the rest of this collection which JW Anderson has picked himself."
The debut collection will hit stores in September, and Topshop are already confident that it will be a hit as a second is slated to launch in early 2013.