LONDON — Saturday reached crescendo at late afternoon Spring 2019 runway show of JW Anderson. Speaking with Vogue, designer Jonathan Anderson emphasized a movement away from convention. “I wanted something a bit more bohemian. A celebration of fashion. Everything with fluidity to it, and patch-worked, somehow.” All of that was the case, but additionally the collection really got running with Anderson’s reworking of the iconic Chuck Taylor. The chunky dad sneaker has enjoyed the spotlight for several seasons now, but this was altogether different. The canvas basketball sneaker known as All Stars is nearly a century old and remains largely unchanged. Anderson elevated the otherwise modest canvas shoe on a raised sole with corrugated tread, perfect for shooting hoops on the moon. Three models from across the Next global network including Maria Miguel, Shuping Li, and Tang He featured in the lineup.

Credits include: Client, JW Anderson; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2019; Clothing design, Jonathan Anderson; Styling, Benjamin Bruno at Art + Commerce; Hair, Anthony Turner for Dyson; Makeup, Aaron de Mey; Production, Laura Holmes Production; Music direction, Michel Gaubert; Casting, Ashley Brokaw; Film, Damien Neva at Next Management.