THE JW ANDERSON SNEAKER
After years of successful and sold-out sneaker collaborations, our first-ever JW Anderson sneaker has arrived. First seen in our Men’s Autumn Winter and Pre-Fall 2021 collections, the JW Anderson sneaker is a study in deconstruction, craft and exploded proportions. Constructed of high-quality leather and canvas with thick rubber bases, the JW Anderson sneaker is available in purple, green, orange, black on black, white on white, brown and white with gum sole a perennial exclusive for JW Anderson.
“At JW Anderson we have always looked at this idea of deconstruction and blowing up proportions” said Jonathan Anderson, Founder and Creative Director of JW Anderson. “Through the development with our design team and at the factories that we work with we came up with a new shoe that’s a twist on the traditional. I like to think of it as an abstraction of a known sneaker but with disproportionate volumes.”
IN STORE PERSONALISATION
Customers who visit the store and purchase sneakers have the opportunity to customise their pair as well using JW Anderson branded beads and their name or initials.
Our JW Anderson London Soho flagship is located at 2 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0SA.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Ten artists from London, Seoul, Tokyo, New York and Paris, working in multiple mediums and formats have applied their own artistic vision to our white and pecan sneaker, an exclusive to JW Anderson. The resulting works include an exploded pair, a pair being eaten by earthworms, a pair embellished with custom ceramic pieces and more.
Diana "Didi" Rojas was born in 1993 in Cali, Colombia. She graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Her sculptures have been exhibited in various group shows including “In Search of Us,” MoMA PopRally, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2017); “Nothing In Isolation,” Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY (2018); “The Ashtray Show,” Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2018); “Maiden Form,” Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY (2018), “Read? Okay!,” Naughton Gallery at Queens University in Belfast, UK (2018) and “Clay Today,” The Hole, New York, NY (2018). Didi's debut solo exhibition, "You're Doing Amazing Sweetie" opened at Launch F18 Gallery in September 2019. Her work has been featured in various publications such as Vogue, Vogue Italia, The Cut, and Office Magazine. Didi lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
On her JW Anderson sneakers:
My JW Anderson sneaker is adorned with handmade and glazed porcelain charms and buttons as well as a sterling silver shoelace buckle which says "It will be okay".
Honno is a graphic designer and visual director based in Seoul, Korea. He has worked on album cover designs for many artists, including offonoff, EPIK HIGH, Heize, Crush, and black skirt. He is further expanding the area based on the understanding of the overall cultural industry, from spatial composition and directing to exhibitions.
MAMACOMMA, Seo Hyung-in who was a fashion designer, started working as a artist in 2018. She held several solo exhibitions, and her last solo exhibition was held at Lotte Gallery in 2019. The pseudonym MAMACOMMA is the condensation of “More More And Aspiring Comma,” It means a break to have a bigger dream. The desire for rest in the present era is expressed as a picture and shown to the public. Currently, she is in collaboration with a number of brands and is active in various fields such as space design.
Pol Anglada is a Paris-based artist, designer and founder of FREE TIME Magazine. Anglada uses coloured pencils to create his drawings and prefers to reference photographs as opposed to people and landscapes. He tries to maintain a routine of working from images he has found and whatever he has in front of him.
Tokyo born illustrator and painter. She held her first solo exhibition in 2017 and since then has been working as an illustrator in Tokyo. Shiomi takes inspiration from the small and seemingly unimportant things that make life beautiful and brings these to life through a humour and warmness in her illustrations.
On her JW Anderson sneakers:
There are some earthworms crawling on the shoe. Earthworms are more intelligent and talented than I thought. Throughout their lifespan, their activity in the soil helps keep the soil healthy and fertile. They can also be dinner for fish and birds. This made me think that spending a fulfilling life like an earthworm would be nice too. The concept was that the earthworms will be cultivating the shoe for a while, then the shoe will return to nature as good fertile soil. This is a dream shoe which may be reborn as an earthworm someday.
Alya Hatta is a diasporic multidisciplinary artist focused on exploring her colourful Southeast Asian identity.
Leegoc (b.1994) made her name known through various projects with artistic visuals. Leegoc is a compound word of the artist's surname 'LEE' and 'Go Creative' and aims to be as creative as the name. Leegoc's illustration, which prefers to work with various colors, is impressive with a pop color that is not easily forgotten and is characterized by a combination of bold use of color and delicacy.
Jae Suk Kim
From watercolour to ceramic to flowers that clothe the chic silhouettes of his hand-drawn muse - Susu Girls, Jae Suk Kim‘s whimsical fashion illustrations of Susu Girls have graced some of the biggest names in fashion. Seoul born, based in both Sydney and Seoul, the illustrator recently expanded his medium into ceramics.
On his JW Anderson sneakers:
The sneaker itself figuratively is his muse Susu Girls, with small ceramic petals wrapped around as many of his couture- dress like illustrations.
Rudy (aka Rudyindahouse) is a deconstructed sneaker artist who creates a new form by the deconstructed sneaker. He makes pairs of sneakers look as they are exploding in mid-air.
Alfie White is a 20 years old photographer shooting mainly in black and white with an ability to capture emotion and humanity in everyday life. The driving force behind White’s timeless aesthetic is people, their stories, situations, emotions, relationships, those moments that make us human. His images have attributes of early social documentary photo and since becoming one of the recipients of the Dazed 100 creative fund, he has started working on Herd Immunity, a photo-essay capturing stories of people who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.