芬兰的汤姆（ Tom of Finland），出身芬兰卡里纳，本名Touko Laaksonen是一名性崇拜幻想艺术家，以其同性爱艺术作品及影响20世纪晚期同性恋文化而著称。他在超过四十年的时间中画了约3500张插画，大多数特点是显示男子第一及第二性征：强壮肌肉的躯干、四肢、臀部及现实中不太可能的硕大阳具。紧身或者部分脱下的衣服用来表现这些特征，如阳具经常激凸的包在紧身裤子当中展示给观众。作品引起了同性恋社群的极大关注。
Following the sold-out success of the brand’s 2020 edition, JW Anderson is happy to announce the 2nd limited-edition Tom of Finland capsule. The capsule collection for 2021 expands on the accessories offered previously with an assortment of ready-to-wear options featuring an untitled image by the artist. The collection will be available exclusively at JW Anderson’s Soho London store from 11 June and will be online from 14 June with selected partners.
Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen in Finland in 1920) began producing thousands of images in the 1940’s and Tom of is the creator of some of the most iconic and readily recognizable imagery of post-war gay culture. In 1984, Tom of Finland and his friend Durk Dehner established Tom of Finland Foundation with the purpose to preserve Tom’s vast catalogue of work and offer a safe haven for all erotic art. The Foundation works actively in educating the public in promoting healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality. JW Anderson is proud to support the Foundation via the capsule.
“We had such a good time working on the first collection and working with the Foundation was a pleasure,” said Anderson about the second round of the capsule. “As a gay man and a designer, Tom of Finland has always fascinated me. I collect all types of art including his drawings. To be able to use them in a JW Anderson collection is so exciting. I am really proud of this year’s collection and love that we were able to expand it to include ready-to-wear.”
The collection will be available exclusively at JW Anderson’s Soho London store (2 Brewer Street London W1F 0SA) from 11 June.