Part of the Magherafelt massive, JW Anderson showed his AW14 menswear lineup at the London Collections late last week, and oh boy, what a walk that was. Elegant manbags with top-straps, clog-alike shoes with platform soles, burled walnut box clutches and painterly florals were just some of the touches you’re probably not going to see on your guy when the autumn rolls around.
But you know, we’ve been here before, haven’t we?
So you know, if Slade can do it, then so can Modern Man. And really, I’m all for it: we women routinely suffer for fashion, strapping ourselves into ungainly creations which throw off our centres of gravity, so in the interests of the equality of the sexes, I salute you, JW Anderson. I am looking forward to comedy moments featuring men and their stacked heel Man Clogs, as they negotiate Dublin’s cobbled streets.
Roll on the autumn, eh?