Toogood autumn/winter 2018 collection presentation for LFW
Toogood’s new collection presentation is inspired by the working landscape. Set against an earthy beige colour palette, boiled wools, cottons and canvas has been draped across body forms in oversized layers.
While layers might be used to cover the body here, Toogood place the focus upon the layers of the lands from which the clothing protects. Contours of hills are patterned across jackets with flared sleeves and rigid, oversized bodies. Embroidered straight lines are used across collars, shoulders and sleeves on one particular design, emulating the ploughing of the land.
In this collection, the designer sisters encourage wearers to explore the volatile landscape in which we live. Clusters of rugged terrain are represented through contrasting sandblasted silks, waxed cottons and felted cloth, so the wearer can literally envelop themselves within the landscape.
Sustainability is at the heart of this collection as each item has been laboured to ensure that it can be worn time and time again, evolving with the owner – just like the landscape. One stand out item is a jacket, similar to that of a workman’s jacket, produced to provoke images of a coat that has been beaten by the weather, almost like the weather’s own historical record.
Clay has been brushed through hair and crusted onto the skin, illustrating that the clothing is part of nature, showing that the wearer of Toogood’s clothing is a work in progress.
Photos: Kimberley Larmouth