Published on February 13, 2013 | by Billie-Jade Thomas


LCF graduate launches final Topshop collaboration

Model wearing JW Anderson outfit

JW Anderson is about to launch his second collection with Topshop. [Image: J.W. Anderson]

A London College of Fashion (LCF) alumnus is to launch his final collection for Topshop to coincide with the first day of London Fashion Week.

This will be JW Anderson’s second collection for the high-street giant, the first being hailed as the store’s most successful collaboration with a designer.

Speaking about the new collection Jonathan Anderson said: “This collection was more about youth cultural groups. The girl has evolved.

“It’s about carrying over the idea of iconic pieces that can be worn over and over and re-working staple looks from the JW Anderson wardrobe.”

According to Topshop the new collection, which features argyle twin-sets, duffle bags and motif jumpers, is based on Anderson’s “iconic signature style” but has been “reworked for the Topshop girl”.

The collection will also include heavy indigo denim kilts, a modern take on the classic trench coat and platform loafers.

UAL collaborations

Topshop has previous collaborated with Meadham Kirchhoff, Christopher Kane, Louise Gray and Mary Katrantzou – all alumni of Central Saint Martins.

The first round of Anderson’s best-selling collaboration was launched on the first day of London Fashion Week last September.

“This collection was more about youth cultural groups. The girl has evolved.” Jonathan Anderson

The designer, who has taken over from Christopher Kane to collaborate with Versace’s sister-line, Versus, will be showcasing his mainline collection at London Fashion Week on February 18.

Anderson, 27, who studied BA Fashion Design Technology Menswear at LCF, initially launched his men’s collection in 2008 and later branched into womenswear at the request of fans and stockists.

The new range will be stocked at selected stores and will be available online.

The range will be available from February 15 and prices will range from £20-£300.

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