London Fashion Week SS13 – Teatum Jones
Written by: Sarah Fox
Teatum Jones always have a firm historical reference for their collections.
For Spring/Summer 2013, the duo chose to focus on the early Cold War years, showcasing their latest collection, ‘From Democracy With Love’ at The Dorchester Hotel on Sunday evening.
Presenting a conflict of opposites, this season explored the concept of being both a villain and a hero at the same time, and the implications of this hindrance.
Silk blend jackets and porcelain tones set the era for the collection, yet the space-age metallic blues and cool pistachio jerseys were more representative of a futuristic element, inspired by George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’.
As always, the prints were superb. Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones have excellent skill and craftsmanship with prints, creating a black repetitive pattern of some of London’s most famous landmarks (such as Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral) on pastel blue silk.
Live models drifted around the opulent show room; giving impromptu catwalk shows to demonstrate each different look.
The lavish setting served as a stark contrast to the icy blue and sculptural futuristic outfits, representing a meeting point where the past comes into connection with the future.
Metallic jacquard dresses with push-lock belts brought a slightly regal feel to the collection, yet the brand also served up a reworked classic from their archive in the way of printed floor-length shirt dresses with raglan sleeves.
Effortless, beautiful and forward thinking: Teatum Jones delivered another strong, nonchalant collection of femininity.