Joseph Turvey returns with a wash of sportswear inspired silhouettes and experimental iridescents that mirror opaline fish scales
Having shown at LC:M for four consecutive successful seasons, SS15 sees Joseph Turvey return with another stellar showcase in the heart of Bloomsbury. Renowned for his masterful approach to sportswear driven silhouettes, it’s no surprise that this time around Turvey is continuing to push the boundaries of the streetwear aesthetic through his experimental approach to both fabrication and technique.
Featuring futuristic iridescent organza, silk twills, brushed cottons and illustrative water-colour prints, textural depth was clearly a key theme for this collection. Inspired by iconic Japanese imagery of Koi Karp and the designs featured in Yakuza body art, Joseph introduced the Karp to his work through hand drawn illustrations brought to life with splashes of colour which bleed from the motif. Telling a story of a boy and a fish who become one through body and spirit, the illustrations create a strong sense of uniformity throughout the collection. Whilst the shimmering iridescent fabric mirrors the multi-faceted nature of water, hand sewn sequins enhance prints with colour and reflection, whilst embroidered tule created in collaboration with French lace mill, Sophie Hallette is suggestive of opaline fish scales.
Joseph also worked closely with footwear brand Anthony Miles to create a bespoke collection comprising of bold coloured uppers and translucent soles to accompany this collection.