Yucky Duck Fashion

Yucky Duck Fashion

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Designer lovin': JW Anderson

Last weekend was hectic as I travelled to Liverpool to visit my sister. I had been at a confirmation the day before, and had to make a mad dash to the airport. Thanks to Ryanair's wonderful luggage restrictions I couldn't pack much, and took advantage of mix-matching outfits over the weekend.

I was excited to wear my new JW Anderson pieces which I bought from my preloved sale earnings. Northern Irish man, JW Anderson loves to 'blur the lines between gender in his collections' and there is nothing I enjoy more than stealing my boyfriend's jumper or so when I get the chance! Still in his twenties, Anderson has won money fashion awards, including British Fashion Award 2012 in emerging talent- ready to wear. He presents a collection of homogeneous pieces with masculine cuts and feminine touches. His lilac skirt (RRP €137) is a made from a neoprene material which can only be described between a mix of scuba and crepe material. I strolled around Chester on Saturday shopping, and wore it with Anderson's white dodo jumper, white loafers and black Topshop leather jacket.

It was the skirts second outing as I also wore it to the confirmation. It was a sunny Spring day and i was lucky enough to ditch the tights. I picked up the lime necklace for €5 in Penney's and my grey blazer was from Topshop a few years back with a white tee.  Dads around Ireland in socks-in-sandals must be rejoicing as that look is becoming a big trend this summer. I bought a pair of cute turquoise ankle socks in Topshop and wore them with my LK Bennett shoes. I initially wore them to the church before taking them off for dinner in Fernhill due to one too many odd looks. I don't think Bandon is quite ready for frilly skirts with lacy socks, in pom-pom shoes yet.
I have become a bit obsessed with the young designer since his initial collaboration with Topshop last year. I bought his snug cable knit 'bat sweater' in Autumn/Winter '12. His second collection has now gone in to SALE on Topshop.com! Unfortunately his collection is not available in Cork, but check out stockists BT2 Galway and Dublin. If you do have an extra few bob to spend on his cruise collection, check out these pieces:

It'll be a while before we see men in skirts in Cork yet though I feel...
Until next time Ducklings,
Love Vera xX
(Please follow me on Twitter: @veramcgrath)

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