Man of the Cloth

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Tradition meets tomorrow Anderson's clothes hint at "wrongness"

Even by the adrenaline-crazed standards of the fashion world, Jonathan William Anderson seems to function at a superhuman pace. The 27-year-old British designer is just about to present his ninth menswear and fourth women's-wear collections as J.W. Anderson, and his studio is lined with brand-new pieces in textures as diverse as stretch patent vinyl, heavy purled cashmere and quilted leather. While many designers find the relentless carousel of collections and precollections exhausting, Anderson revels in the pressure of it. "I love the speed of the whole thing — I think that it reflects the modern world," he says. "Younger...

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