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When Topshop announced they had tapped JW Anderson for a collaboration, the Irish-born knitwear guru offered more clues about the pencils and rubics cubes that would be included than the actual high-street clothes. Now Vogue UK has revealed the line and its safe to say this collab is going to fly off shelves—though not the same shelves that inspired it.
The collection covers quite a bit of ground in its 55 pieces: Anderson has chosen Halloween motifs for his signature knitwear, someone's paisley couch for shirts and skirts, and tartans for tops and pants. There's also a nautical nod, menswear, animal kingdom prints, a varsity jacket, and mini mart imaging. But it's not all totally random: The various and sundry nods have been carefully curated to evoke a supermarket theme, apparently
While the inspiration is clear, there are plenty of different pieces that, when paired together or worn separately, manage to avoid making you look like you're wearing your back-to-school shopping list. Keep an eye out for the whole range, which is priced between $1.99 for a pencil to about $200 for the varsity jacket, in stores right in time for London Fashion Week on September 14.
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