Alternative perspectives and humanist propositions define the intriguing world-building of the Milanese collective in their investigations of functionality, identity, and the mundane.
JW Anderson Spring Summer 2023
Photography and words by Seán McGirr
In an exclusive portfolio of photography for A Magazine Curated By, the Irish photographer and menswear designer Seán McGirr offers a deeply personal take on the JW Anderson Men’s Spring Summer 2023 collection, documenting family and fellow colleagues wearing pieces from the British label.
“I’m interested in finding the beauty in youthful ephemera and in taking a reflective look at teenage years.
These images are largely through a focus on my boyfriend’s nephew Joe, who lives in Switzerland and is 14 years old.
I photographed Joe around King’s Cross in London wearing pieces from JW Anderson with his own clothes and asked him to wear what he wanted, how he wanted.
I was interested in mundane moments and objects from one’s childhood, like being in your Dad’s car wearing his sports jacket in a weird way. The worker gloves on the dashboard, car CDs and maybe a skateboard in the back.
The smashed CDs on a hoodie remind me of being a teen and always having a smashed iPhone screen.
There is an exciting sort of tension in these textures together – the heavy duty rubber and iridescent luminosity in CDs against woodchipped skateboards.
I also wanted to photograph young members of the JW Anderson design team in London wearing their own designs.
I wanted to shoot everyone the way they are. It’s about the idea of adolescence and their breakaway from childhood.
London is always the most inspiring place for me when it comes to anything youth related so it was important to play with that.”
— Seán McGirr
Marlene Dietrich, in words and at the Palazzo Grassi
Portraits of the 20th century icon are featured within the pages of A Magazine Curated By Erdem, and form part of the Pinault Collection currently on display in CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century.
Hylton Nel: This Plate Is What I Have To Say
On the occasion of the exhibition This plate is what I have to say at Charleston House, British artist Isaac Benigson details his longtime friendship and childhood memories with the South African ceramicist and A#19 Curated By Kim Jones contributor Hylton Nel.