As fashion month kicks off with London Collections: Men, gay hookup app Grindr will be live streaming J.W. Anderson’s FW16 show. “Anderson, who has won accolades for his forward-thinking, gender-vague take on clothing, will be allowing Grindr users exclusive access to his show – although the stream itself will be hosted on tablet and mobile browsers. Fuckingyoung
“I think fashion is a sexy platform as well, ultimately,” Anderson commented on the somewhat unorthodox decision. “We’re all humans, so we all have to be somewhat sexually attractive to someone. That’s the name of the game, with clothing.” It’s not hard to imagine the designer’s clothing – which regularly exposes midriffs, shoulders and hips – enjoying quite a following among the fashion-forward end of Grindr’s user base, and it’s certainly an interesting development in the way people are viewing and consuming fashion these days.
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“J.W. Anderson is one of the fashion world’s most intriguing prospects, both for his gender-vague aesthetics and whimsical design language, and we’re sure the designer has a very, very long career ahead of him – no doubt bolstered by the minority stake LVMH has had in his business since 2013.”
“Brush up on your J.W. Anderson by taking look at the designer’s Spring/Summer 2016 show in London.”