JW Anderson's SS23 Showcase Starred Emily Ratajkowski In a Soho Casino
Complete with keyboard dresses, fish in plastic bags and giant silver orbs.
JW Anderson‘s Spring/Summer 2023 showcase at London Fashion Week took place in a London casino arcade, drawing inspiration from the “parallel world of people trapped in their computers,” according to the post-show notes.
Presented through a dual-gender cast, the womenswear showcase fused fashion with fun in its purest form, including dresses complete with plastic bags of pet fish, shimmering orbs and retro keyboard keys. Offering a general sense of juxtaposition throughout, Anderson’s SS23 was equal parts oversized and form-fitting, dramatic and subtle, unhinged and incredible.
Perhaps most impressive about the showcase was Anderson’s true dedication to his craft. Showcasing an effortlessly wide range of techniques from draping and crumpling to knitting and reversing. A masterclass in designing extravagant proportions, the designer’s SS23 showcase was complete with all of Anderson’s signature silhouettes, and then some.
The show ended with a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which came in the form of a black dress emblazoned with the words “Thank You,” alongside the year of her birth and death.
Take a look at JW Anderson’s SS23 showcase in full above. While you’re here, have a read of our highlights from London Fashion Week day two.