J W Anderson is the Creative Director of Loewe and J W Anderson. The Irish designer has set the fashion industry abuzz with his gender-bending work for his eponymous label. Anderson is the first designer to win ‘double’, grabbing both the women’s wear and the men’s wear at the recently held British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum.
Jonathan Anderson belongs to The Loup, a small village in Ireland's County Derry. His father, Willie Anderson was an international rugby player. He re-located to the United Kingdom to study fashion. At the age of 18, he decided to try his hand at acting and shifted to the US.
He joined the Studio Theatre, Washington D.C. He did not enjoy the experience much and returned to London to pursue fashion as a career. Anderson graduated in ‘menswear design’ from the London College of Fashion in 2005.