We take a glimpse into Joseph Turvey’s world of sport stripes, rainbow palettes and notebook illustrations.
Get back in line
Streaks of military tropes sneak into the mind when summing up Joseph Turvey’s SS16 collection, and you just need to glance at the model’s chosen make-up to understand why. With faces dappled in khaki green, the looks are posed with a militant confidence and dont-give-a-fuck raised chins against army-tent-esque canvas sheets splashed in pangs of green, red and blue. Labelling this collection as solely military influenced, however, would be a false judgment. SS16 has seen a soar of functional sportswear and with shorts and vests in light, white cotton bases, Turvey SS16 makes for the ideal summer collection inspired by the sports aesthetic.
The man’s face
Hand drawn illustrated men’s faces is Joesph Turvey’s trademark and this season we take note of the definitive and reoccurring motif. Moving his signature drawings off the page and into a 3-D context as part of his clothing designs, Turvey adds a touch of hand-drawn craft. French Orphism and artist Sonia Delaunay is recognised as a few of his inspirations for SS16, and the contrast of deep blacks and navy stripes with a rainbow palette is a prime example of that inspiration at work.
Past the knee shorts, cuffed joggers, long t-shirts and sporty parka jackets topped with white Nike sneaks and crispy white socks, Turvey takes the sporty street aesthetic and reinvents it with dazzling colour and bold, statement stripes. Loose and light hoodies have also made their way into the collection, proving that fun but practically comfortable pieces suitable for everyday and any day wear is at the centre of the Joseph Turvey spirit.
Words: Hannah Sargeant