Blame crumbling gender boundaries, LOVE's latest androgyny-themed issue or greater workplace equality if you wish, but fashion is infatuated more than ever with attaining a sophisticated boy-girl chic. The JW Anderson womens show presented in the Portico Rooms of Somerset House contributed to this discussion, and did so with impeccable confidence and reserve. Upon a foundation of lean, mod-ish tailoring, Anderson placed elements of flamboyant male dress -such as a smoking-jacket paisley print- to great effect. Countering the rigour of the tailoring was a refined casualness seen in a skirt tied with two arms of a jumper. Also of note were the bizarrely covetable mongolian lamb and Swarovski-embellished bovver-boot shoes. We look forward to Anderson's mens offering on Wednesday to see this appealing girl's counterpart.
Ben Knight Evans