Teatum Jones London Fashion Week – AW17

In exploration of the contrasting factors of construction and deconstruction, Influenced by the work of Hans Belmer and his ‘doll project’, Teatum Jones analysed the importance of identity, discovered through unconventional silhouette and shape within their Autumn/Winter 17 catwalk show. In hues of grey, black, mustard, crimson and purple, Teatum Jones analyzed the relationships between optional tension, restriction and length – through imperfect hand painting by British artist Tom Leamon, the shapeful collection offered a unisex wardrobe of delicate materialized partnerships, showing Teatum Jones to be designers of mature design insightfulness. Working with contrasting fabrications and layering, the usage of PVC, silk satin crepe, heritage wools and mohair illustrated the play of differentiation through the Teatum Jones key signature shapes – oversized coats and column dresses revealed the theme of separation through the idea of “us and them, them and us”,insightfully installing the intelligent acknowledge of how deconstruction and separation can indeed become beautiful. Teatum Jones Autumn Winter 17 collection played host to intelligent design, an all round togetherness in a proposition of opposing design direction and thought – in an environment surrounded by primary level design, Teatum Jones proved to be designers that demonstrated a foundation and a deeper  level of understanding, to what ‘fashion’ really can represent.

 words by Jasmine Banbury

images by Rob Parfitt 

With thanks to –

British Fashion Council  

Teatum Jones