It has been announced today that Topshop will collaborate with the young Irish designer JW Anderson. There will be a womenswear capsule collection which will feature jersey, denim and knitwear- the perfect combination for a very wearable offering to the high street store. This is incredibly exciting news and a credit to Topshop for embracing more fresh fashion talent.
Anderson spoke about this new venture commenting that "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." The good news continues for the designer after a very successful spring/summer 2012 collection on the catwalks which illustrated one of the biggest trends this season: the pyjama!
Topshop has also revealed that this collaboration will be slightly different as Anderson will design a collection of quirky bits and bobs, including photographer books and magazines. This is great for fashionistas that want a piece of designer but cannot afford the clothes. It also reminds me of the vibe that Urban Outfitters projects. Could Topshop be swerving to a more 'kooky' concept?
Whatever their plans, I for one cannot wait to see this collection as JW Anderson is such an exciting new talent. Once an aspiring actor the designer found a passion for stage costumes and decided to study menswear at the London College of Fashion where he made his debut in 2007 at London Fashion Week. From there success blossomed and here is his last collection full of structure, print and embellishment.