JW Anderson x Tom of Finland
Following the sold-out success of the brand’s 2020 edition, JW Anderson is happy to announce the 2nd limited-edition Tom of Finland capsule. The capsule collection for 2021 expands on the accessories offered previously with an assortment of ready-to-wear options featuring an untitled image by the artist.
“We had such a good time working on the first collection and working with the Foundation was a pleasure,” said Anderson about the second round of the capsule. “As a gay man and a designer, Tom of Finland has always fascinated me. I collect all types of art including his drawings. To be able to use them in a JW Anderson collection is so exciting. I am really proud of this year’s collection and love that we were able to expand it to include ready-to-wear.”
Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen in Finland in 1920) began producing thousands of images in the 1940's and Tom of is the creator of some of the most iconic and readily recognizable imagery of post-war gay culture. In 1984, Tom of Finland and his friend Durk Dehner established Tom of Finland Foundation with the purpose to preserve Tom’s vast catalogue of work and offer a safe haven for all erotic art. The Foundation works actively in educating the public in promoting healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality. JW Anderson is proud to support the Foundation via the capsule.