Teatum Jones collection presentation A/W 2015 for LFW
When Teatum Jones promised us a dynamic “everything to live for” line this year, it was less than surprising when the techno music introduced spinning dancers into the bright Swiss Church in central London.
Lined on the benches and surrounded in blue lights, photographers, bloggers, and editors sat ridged waiting for the introduction of the models.
British designer Teatum and Jones brought us an adrenaline-fuelled ambiance with an autumn/winter collection presenting intricate fabrics and a “northern dog’s tooth” that leapt out of the fabric.
Silhouettes were cut in no nonsense proportions with explicitly masculine broad shoulders. Blood rushing red jacquard, devorè silk and black patent leather were partnered with lustrously long wolf hair – a look inspired by John Bulmer’s early 1960s Technicolor photography.
The colour theme switched to blues layered with acidic mustard yellows and a burnt lurex orange. The shimmering coal miner black followed with soulful pride bursting through every frayed seam, together with a heavy duty topstitch finish.
The circular cut skirts captured the spinning and rapturous rush to the dance floor set in the opening scene, which was followed by the upbeat introduction of a more contemporary track.
The sexy ambiance that was initiated was not dissimilar to any dance floor scene, with translucent fabric over underwear inspired by Triumph’s 1970s archive. It’s clear this line isn’t aimed at the conservative dresser.
The stomping beat of heavy soled boots and stacked wolf hair fringing came to life with swinging dresses in primary colours featuring oversized tassels. If Braveheart was set in 2015, this would be the setting and the clothing line.
Photos: Elena Molina