Inspired by Henry VIII, the court circle of Tudor ear supplied an elongated shape, padded bodices and fluted hemlines. Jonathan Anderson looks a long way, further back than Smokey Victorian England. With inspiration channeled from the Tudor King, the spring/summer 2017 collection showcases a particular shape: narrow, elongated to below the hips, then flowing into a skirt which swooped short and twisted for part of the hemline. "It's from the Henry VIII period, but it's part of a whole idea about relics, the idea that a woman would take something from the aggressive masculinity of a period of bygone days and be, not a warrior, but wear a shape that is very empowering," said Jonathan Anderson. Commencing the Pre-SS/17 collection, the High neck dress with front draping detail, featuring an asymmetric hem line in white and blue stripes. Dubbed a fashion miracle for its referral to the powerful and intriguing collection, this dress has quickly become and wardrobe must-have, being seen on Zoe Saldana, Kristen Stewart and Christine Centenera. Following the interesting mixes of materials, the stripe white/blue short-sleeved ruched dress with asymmetric hemline. Pulling inspiration from the Victorian era and with a true design logic behind the collection, this particular style draped beautifully around the feminine shape and has already been coveted by the who’s who of cool girls worldwide including, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr, Beyonce Knowles and Jessica Alba! When it comes to a style that can’t be missed in the collection is the short hankerchief hemmed skirt, also featured in a white and blue stripe pattern, this style is perfectly crafted to accompany the ruched white and blue striped blouse. A short-sleeved v-neck button closure blouse, this particular style showcased the strengths of designer Jonathan Anderson as bold, incomprehensible and patterns to wow. If you are looking to display a part of the collection which houses vibrant energy and marks the best London designers which makes them uniquely original is the black beach bodice top, a one shoulder top featured in fluid crepe. The style look summoned up a vision and picture telling ideal of beautiful gypsy travellers dancing round a bonfire on the beach. This fashion-forward style is a favourite among fashionable girls worldwide including Emily Blunt, Kate Bosworth, Alessandra Ambrosio, Dakota Fanning, Kate Moss, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Rihanna. This season also sees the arrival of the J.W Anderson ruffle booties, featured in a black or desert leather, these boots are beautifully crafted with a ruffle trim. The ruffle boot epitomizes ageless elegance, and is the perfect shoe for everyday dressing. These alluring boots are bound to be a staple in the closest of Fashion Editors, including, Carine Roitfield, Emmanuelle Alt and Anna Wintour. Lastly, but certainly not least is the J.W Anderson pierce bag, making headlines for becoming the new street style essential. With the brands collection showing on the runway, the brand has also already solidified its presence at fashion month with its infinitely relevant accessory: the J.W. Anderson pierce bag. The inevitably eternally chic shoulder bag, which made its debut last year, boasts clean lines and elegant trapezoidal silhouettes. Starting the collecting in the small pierce bag with gold chain in grained black leather, featuring a flap struck through by the everyday-Goth appeal of a septum ring, hence the name. Further from this colour way is the medium pierce bag with solid black leather strap. It’s basically the personification of the new-era IT girl: a modern classic with on-trend details and heavy does of irreverence. Alternatively for a statement style, look to the pierce bag in large with leather strap in black suede. The Pierce bag has been spotted on the arms of influencers like Susie Lau of style bubble, Pernille Teisbaek an Irene Kim.
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