Tomorrow night in Milan the JW Anderson show will feature an installation of my son’s clothing/art. The announcement is here.
That was a really great sentence to write. Understatement.
Jonathan Anderson is an astonishing creator. He designs the JW Anderson and all of Loewe too.He collaborates with UNIQLO. He’s on the board of the Victoria and Albert museum, and has birthed so many other projects I can’t even hold them all in my mind at the same time. Including generous and sustained support for emerging artists and small businesses.
I’m torn between the very WASP-y desire to say absolutely nothing about my pride and excitement (under the cultural assumption that what is omitted is felt more strongly than what’s said) and the absolute tumble of words of love and happiness piled up in my throat. Let’s surrender to love. My son transformed tragedy, the death of his father from a difficult disease, and just as a global pandemic stripped us of all bodily support bought himself a knitting machine and made these pieces. All while working as a teaching assistant and finishing his MFA in Creative Writing.
Also he’s a lovely guy. Patrick, honey, I celebrate your spirit and extraordinary mind.
If Anderson livestreams, I’ll be watching here, Sunday at 7pm Milan time, even though I’m not even sure Patrick’s installation will be shown online. Like I said, someone does something good for your child, you show up in thanks.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.
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