JW Anderson just made a case for XXL winter dressing

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The clothes

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It is very hard to put into words how much I loved JW Anderson's AW20 collection, presented today at London Fashion Week. According to the show notes, Jonathan Anderson drew inspiration from 'mixed media art, taken from the familiar to the beautifully strange, blowing them up to extreme volumes' and that he did.

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There was a look for everyone, and movement in every look. There were feminine dresses with shimmering tasselled shoulders, sheer holographic midis, ruffled trousers which pooled at the ankles, coats with giant collars, knitted dresses with capes and trumpet-sleeved blouses.

The accessories

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Delicate gold and bejewelled ankle straps wrap around trouser legs or bare ankles, and of course plenty of delicious bags which also played with proportions, featuring oversized gold hardware.


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Last year, the designer drew the incredible Christina Aguilera to his show, and this season he welcomed another music legend in the form of Eve, who posted with Billy Porter and Charli XCX.

The standout piece

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Last season's standout piece was the balloon-sleeved trench coat, and for me, the standout AW20 piece was also outerwear. I fell in love with the XXL two-tone coat with reversible leather collar, which came in varying shades of rust, cream and classic black. High on the wish list.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.