During the Milan show, the frog closed for a moment. Credit: VICTOR VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images
Debuting on the JW Anderson runway during Milan Fashion Week, the amphibious clogs (in yellow, blue and classic slim green) were created in collaboration with British rain boot manufacturer Wellpets. and Prince William in their youth. In the year A 1987 photo of Harry with Princess Diana hanging on his elbow while the frogs legs dangled below was published in British papers.
For Anderson, the cultural reference is “home,” comforting and rooted in “childhood memories,” he said in a news release.
Prince William and Prince Harry wear wellies to watch Prince Charles play polo at Cirencester Polo Club in Windsor on June 6, 1987. Credit: Julian Parker / UK Press / Getty
Instead of the welliepet’s typical tall boot shape, originally designed for children, JW Anderson’s shorter, slip-on version looks like a mule.
It was a fun moment in the label’s new collection, which featured a model decked out in tomato-themed tattoos carrying a white pillow, as well as a minimal runway look.
Sabrina Impacciatore is seen front row in a spring-summer 2023 jumpsuit. Credit: Daniel Venturelli/WireImage/Getty Images
Andersen’s surrealist flare was also embraced at the front of the Milan scene – influencer Hendrik Geissler arrived in a black crew-neck T-shirt pierced with half-open ring-pulling can lids. It was a star-studded audience of Italian celebrities, including White Lotus star Sabrina Impacchitore in a kitschy, sunset-print jumpsuit from the label’s latest collection and “Bones and All” director Luca Guadagnino in a cozy beige zip-up suit.