If you were to compile a list of the hottest designers in fashion, Jonathan Anderson would have to be really close to the top. The young Brit collected both the menswear and the womenswear prizes at the recent British Fashion Awards (“I was embarrassed because it must have looked maxi-greedy,” he told Business of Fashion) and between the chic ruffles and upbeat colors in his London-based signature line, J.W.Anderson, and his retooling of Spain’s luxury it-bags-and-more brand Loewe, he’s not just a designer and a creative director, he’s an international force.
Jacket design for J.W.Anderson and Luis Venegas’s The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly in the Plain via J.W.Anderson
Which is probably why Spain’s coolest publisher wanted to do a book with him. That volume, comprising 130 pages of collections, collaborations and more, was released yesterday at one of Anderson’s “workshops” (more on that in a moment) in the East End neighborhood of Shoreditch.