Everyone in Fashion Agrees This Will Be the First Viral Item of Fall 2019

What does it take for an item to go viral these days? Most of the time, you're looking at big-budget, global influencer marketing campaigns that are agonized over, analyzed, and strategized to within an inch of their creativity. That's the unfortunate truth. But we pride ourselves here at Who What Wear on spotting those burgeoning trends and It items that grow organically, whether they're a slow burn or fast-to-ignite flame.

The latter happened this week, with one key piece blowing up faster than I could refresh my Instagram screen. Within minutes of the (may I say incredible?) JW Anderson F/W 19 show, London's elite-in-attendance were quick off the mark to share it on their grids. For something to be deemed important enough to be an in-feed post is, in today's social media currency, major stuff.


Daisy Walker courtesy of JW Anderson

Giving us a very good indicator of the first must-have on the lists of editors, buyers, bloggers, and stylists, Anderson's checked-collar, cuffed, balloon-sleeved trench coat seemed to strike a chord for many. Playing into the ongoing look we've seen for voluminous silhouettes, this not-so-simple trench also ticked two other major trends: Everyone in London has been wearing shades of beige to hit the streets of LFW, and on the runways it's clear to see that plaids, tartans, and checks will continue strongly well into the end of the year. It's a triple-pronged attack and a ridiculously chic one at that.


Courtesy of JW Anderson

Paired with wide-leg trousers, a black top, leather-cap bag, and a chunky gold chain necklace, this easy-but-impactful coat felt at once familiar and entirely new and different. 

Not only has this piece become a fashion star in its own right (see the below posts), but it will also only further launch the career of the model wearing it: This was Medea Morton's first-ever London runway, and it certainly won't be her last.


Daisy Walker courtesy of JW Anderson

There was much to enthuse over in this collection—the paisley sweaters, dresses punctuated with giant thread-like stitches of fabric running through them, the chunky gold jewelry or equally hefty waist belts, the polka-dot bubble dress… But if there's one item we know will have a waiting list longer than Ariana Grande's ponytail, it's this lovely coat. 

Keep scrolling to see who's already obsessed with it, and shop some of our favorite JW Anderson pieces you can get a hold of today.

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.