JW Anderson flaunts frog clogs at Milan Style Week

JW Anderson flaunts frog clogs at Milan Style Week

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

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First it was pigeons, within the type of a Carrie Bradshaw-approved clutch bag. Then got here a crimson carpet-worthy goldfish gown. Now, Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson has chosen a brand new animal to raise within the identify of vogue: frogs.
The frog clogs provided a moment of levity during the Milan show.

The frog clogs offered a second of levity in the course of the Milan present. Credit score: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Photographs

Debuting on his label JW Anderson’s runway at Milan Style Week, the amphibious clogs (which are available in yellow, blue and a traditional slimy inexperienced) have been made in collaboration with British rain boot producers Wellipets, whose iconic frog boots have been as soon as famously worn by Prince Harry and Prince William after they have been younger. A 1987 picture of Harry, nestled within the criminal of Princess Diana’s elbow whereas his froggy toes dangled beneath, was printed within the British papers.

To Anderson, the cultural reference is “homely,” reassuring and stems from “childhood recollections,” he mentioned in a information launch.

Prince William and Prince Harry famously wore Wellipets to watch Prince Charles play Polo at Cirencester Polo Club  on June 6, 1987, in Windsor.

Prince William and Prince Harry famously wore Wellipets to observe Prince Charles play Polo at Cirencester Polo Membership on June 6, 1987, in Windsor. Credit score: Julian Parker/UK Press/Getty

As an alternative of Wellipets’ typical tall boot form, initially designed for kids, JW Anderson’s shorter, slip-on model resembles a mule.

And whereas one may count on rubberized frog clogs to be a somewhat divisive alternative of footwear, response on social media has up to now been optimistic. One viral post on Twitter has already garnered over a thousand feedback, with many expressing the specific want to personal a pair.

It was a whimsical second within the label’s new assortment, which additionally included a runway look that includes little greater than a mannequin adorned with tomato-themed painted tattoos carrying a white pillow.

Sabrina Impacciatore was spotted front row in a Spring-Summer 2023 jumpsuit.

Sabrina Impacciatore was noticed entrance row in a Spring-Summer season 2023 jumpsuit. Credit score: Daniele Venturelli/WireImage/Getty Photographs

Anderson’s surrealist flare was embraced by the Milan present’s entrance row, too — influencer Hendrik Giesler arrived sporting a black crew-neck T-shirt punctured by half-opened ring pull can lids, a glance from JW Anderson’s Spring-Summer season 2023 assortment. It was a star-studded viewers stuffed with a few of Italy’s hottest celebrities, together with “The White Lotus” star Sabrina Impacciatore, who wore a kitschy, sunset-printed jumpsuit additionally from the label’s newest assortment, and “Bones and All” director Luca Guadagnino in a comfy beige zip-up fleece.