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Year Founded: 2008
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
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JW Anderson Chain Logo Purse.

Youthful Designer Hits the Runway

Irish designer Jonathan Anderson recently broke into the fashion world and has definitely made an impression and his favor is not waning.

Anderson began his career as a menswear designer in 2008 and by 2012 he had garnered commercial success as well as critical acclaim and a huge following. What really put him on the map was his Topshop collaboration in 2012 which sold out within hours of the launch.

Born in 1984, this young designer in 2015 was awarded womenswear and menswear designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards.

Having worked at Prada, Anderson learned the ropes in design direction, setting up shop in London with his name as his label.

Jonathan Anderson is currently the creative director and designer for Loewe and J.W. Anderson.

JW Anderson Gold Logo “JWA”.

Design That’s Turning Heads

His current designs include bags that are almost becoming iconic. His “JWA” logo that looks like an anchor definitely is not subtle, but is attractive and alluring, even though on his Logo bag, the logo is huge. It’s a sure fire statement maker that makes people look twice.

JW Anderson Small Pierce Bag.

The current favorite bag carried by celebrities and fashionistas is the “Pierce Bag”, and I assume it’s named so due to the two circular holes on the font of the bag, that’s pierced by a circular barbell. The piercing resembling a bull nose ring (septum piercing) which is to fasten the bag closed and serves a functional purpose.

Rihanna and Bull Nose Ring.

For those who want to be “en trend” and want to carry the bag of an up and coming new designer, this is it.

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JW Anderson Pierce Bag.

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