The thing about fashion weeks is that they are pretty much like an Easter egg surprise; you never know what a show will bring. When it comes to a menswear show, the history has taught us to expect the unexpected, luckily for the sake of our aesthetic pleasure. J. W. Anderson during London Collections for A/W 2013 was probably the most talked-about Easter egg of them all: Earth colors with hints of royal blue and orange, in shapes that could easily be passed as womenswear forms in the first place. There were peacoats and trousers with a divided, longer and closer to the body peplum, minimal knitwear with small centered foldings, dresses (off to the Marc Jacobs way?), ruffled shorts and pretty much everything else. Anderson’s collection should draw attention for all the important reasons: it was a rebellion of the loudest ones we’ve seen in menswear, kind of a “men’s emancipation” movement, an official liberation from the stereotypes that followed their dressing (If women could do it, then why not?). Anderson said that it was his second real menswear collection, which makes sense: real men who can pull off anything. But one thing is for sure: expect to see many women once again stealing from your wardrobe, men, and creating Androgynous: The new hybrid.
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