Entering J.W. Anderson Fall / Winter 2017 – 2018 show venue one had the impression of stepping into a labyrinthic pop painting filled with a strange brew of calm and hyperactivity. Familiar yet psychedelic, the setting perfectly embodied the essence of the collection: a mix match of 60’s /70’s fashion, British tradition and artistic references, masterfully combined into consistent yet playful outfits. Anderson drawn inspiration from David Hockney and Patrick Caulfield’s obsession with flat plans and slick graphics, translating their iconoclastic deconstruction of proportion, linear perspective, and color theory into clothing. With grungy elegance the models carried on the surreal juxtaposition of fluid layers, trailing sweaters with super long sleeves and long cable-knit scarves. Bright hues and saturated shades gave to J.W. Anderson street armors a psychedelic twist. In praise of craftsmanship, Anderson included intricate crochet pieces inspired by the old ladies knitwear and English stained glass, which, from a distance, ended up looking like colorful acid tabs.