LONDON — Jonathan Anderson has a means with equipment, each at Loewe and his namesake label, which has been promoting these large chain loafers at warp pace.
Now the London-based designer is delving into eyewear for the primary time, becoming a member of forces with Persol.
Working with reminiscences of Ibiza summers, and his Northern Irish dwelling, Anderson has put his personal spin on the unique Persol 649 and 0009, updating them with daring coloration mixtures and pairing them with funky tie-dye knits and fluoro striped sweaters from his spring 2022 vary.
“I have always been a fan of Persol. They are a design classic; I wear them all the time,” Anderson stated. “They remind me of midcentury furniture design and their classic design inspired the color combinations.”
Anderson labored with stylist Benjamin Bruno, a longtime collaborator; the Jamaican American hairstylist Jawara Wauchope, and the photographer Tyler Mitchell on a collection of portraits showcasing the sun shades, alongside some larger-than-life haircuts and brand separates.
“I really wanted to work with Tyler. He is such an incredible artist and photographer. I wanted images that became kind of poetic miniatures, almost like windows,” added the designer. “I love what Jawara does as well. His hairstyles are amazing and helped create this incredible portraiture that you somehow can’t place in time.”
Prices vary from $361 to $417. The sun shades can be bought throughout the JW Anderson e-commerce and retail areas, in addition to choose wholesale companions from July 17.