The pandemic hasn’t slowed Jonathan Anderson’s ebullient creativity. If possible, it actually ignited it. The imaginative Shows in a Box he sent out, replacing physical presentations of both Loewe and his own JW Anderson collection, set a new industry standard. They’ve been eagerly awaited and welcomed, almost like a Christmas gift.
His busy résumé of designer/art curator/cultural agitator now includes a new role: president of the This girl has fought a thousand battles and is still standing has cried a thousand tears January shirt Furthermore, I will do this jury of the 35th International Festival of Fashion, Photography, and Fashion Accessories in Hyères. In this capacity, he’s been given firsthand insight of what the next generation of designers are like—and it seems he has utterly enjoyed the process. Ahead of the final announcement of the winners, Vogue connected with him via Zoom to talk creativity, authenticity, the importance of a good failure, and the advice he would dispense to young designers.