Teatum Jones spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for LFWLondon Fashion Week SS17
As a label “driven by a love of human stories”, Teatum Jones’s spring/summer 2017 catwalk show was a celebration of creativity, of Scotland, and of human diversity – particularly in terms of sexuality. The label had created a short film that played throughout the show, the voices of young Scottish artists and poets ringing through the speakers as models walked the catwalk.
The whole affair was an unabashed celebration of difference, something that came through in the varied fabrics, silhouettes and influences that came together to shape this collection. The first few pieces bloomed with botanic florals and abstract landscapes, inspired by the early 20th century watercolours of Charles Renee Mackintosh. These gradually began to merge with geometric patterns inspired by the Glaswegian rave scene that took over at the end of the century, mesh and lace inserts strategically placed in skirts or tops to evoke a modern sensuality.A collaboration with artist Tom Leamon provided a series of what the label called “wearable canvases”, artwork folded into bomber jackets, coats, skirts and a series of rucksacks designed with Loxley England. The poster-paint colour palette and hand painted motifs straddled both their womenswear offering and Teatum Jones’ debut menswear capsule collection, shown for the first time at London Fashion Week.Throughout the collection, the fabrics and the way in which they worked together were a real success. For the women, soft merino wool was also given a burst of sexual energy by the form-fitting column dresses and leather panelling. For the men, oversized patch pockets in vibrant colours on wool t-shirts, or merino dyed in acidic tones, added an extra punch.
A beautifully executed, powerful collection that really showed the strength of the Teatum Jones brand.
Photos: Krisztian Pinter
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