On Monday night, Barneys New York celebrated Loewe Creative Director Jonathan Anderson’s debut collection, offering guests like Vanessa Traina Snow, Tory Burch, and Lisa Perry exclusive early access to his spring 2015 pieces—and the chance to chat with the designer himself. “I have a detachment to it,” Anderson said of Loewe, when asked how it compared to his eponymous label, J.W. Anderson. “It’s personal, but in a different way. I have more friction with it. I can love it and hate it in the same day.”
The two collections do have at least one thing in common: a distinct sense of gender ambiguity. “It’s my thing,” Anderson said. “I like this idea that there’s this giant wardrobe that anyone can pick from.” And what did he recommend picking from the current offerings? “I really like the multi-colored knit and the fisherman jeans, which is what I would usually be wearing.” Both pieces are technically men’s, but ladies, don’t let that stop you.