JW Anderson Collaborates with the Estate of David Wojnarowicz for A/W20

JW Anderson’s Autumn/Winter 2020 menswear show was staged this afternoon in Paris, this season with a ‘see now buy now’ element for which the brand has collaborated with the Estate of David Wojnarowicz and New York’s PPOW Gallery. Wojnarowicz’s 1982 artwork Untitled (Burning House) – a stencil and spray paint print depicting a red house aflame – appears in various colourways on four jumpers, available to buy now on JW Anderson’s website, and the collaboration aims to raise funds for Visual AIDS. “I’ve always been very inspired by his work,” says Jonathan Anderson. “It could be very dark but I think there was still some optimism there. He had a political voice but not just for the sake of it. It was about creativity coming through a political voice.” During the show, the jumper was worn by masked mannequins placed among the audience, the playful masks of Arthur Rimbaud’s face a reference to another of Wojnarowicz’s works: a series of photographs of his friends, taken in 1970s New York, their faces obscured by the same mask. 

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