Anderson’s extraordinary commitment to his craft is commendable. As a designer, he insists on “breaking the code,” meaning abandoning traditional techniques to create his most recent and accessible collection yet. The designer called his collection “The Treatment Room,” imagining it as “a lab where problems are solved and solutions are found.” Anderson carried over his gender games with girls that looked like boys with models sporting side-parted school boy hair, but were clearly feminine with slivers of shoulder and legs revealed. Streamlined merino wool knit tops draped from the neck and flared at the hips were were worn with short, silky skirts. Anderson, also sent out jackets in tough masculine pinstripes, but tied them into a huge bow.
How does one screen-print cotton sponge so it has the uniform texture of a wall leave to J. W Anderson to find a way. The resulting effect looked a lot like neoprene. His printed satin fabrics were heat-sealed to create an organic texture. Color was lasered onto a nylon fabric base and shot with silk to provide the metallic finish Everything was done by hand, but the result looked like it was all incredibly machine made.