Designer of his namesake label as well as the Creative Director of LVMH-owned Loewe, Jonathan Anderson is breathing new life, and plenty of playfulness, into the intersection of luxury fashion and art. Hailing from Northern Ireland and educated at the London School of Fashion, Anderson is celebrated for his forward-thinking designs that infuse idiosyncrasies and wit with classic silhouettes. His unorthodox combination of menswear and womenswear has created the blueprint for defying gender in fashion, while his coveted collaborations with Converse have garnered him a certain cachet. Fine leather goods are given an update through graphic prints and unexpected shapes, while tailored shirts, knitwear, and dresses are given an avant-garde stroke with asymmetric hems and exaggerated details. Never short on grandiose ideas and sincere personality, JW Anderson embodies the luxury of artisanal craftsmanship without the burden of taking oneself too seriously.