Real life stories lent inspiration to Teatum Jones for AW16.
Every season, Teatum Jones are inspired by an IRL story. AW16 was the turn of Agnes Moirrogh-Bernard, an English nun who moved to Ireland and founded the Foxford Woollen Mills after the crippling famine. Being a nice lady, a nun after all, Agnes helped to restore the town’s prosperity spinning and weaving blankets. “This season we have taken the fearless and relentless spirit of Agnes Moirrogh-Bernard as our key inspiration. Like most of the human narratives we draw inspiration from, Agnes refused to give up on her outspoken values of equality and the opportunity of a brighter future,” said the duo behind Teatum Jones. “We went on to look at the autumnal textures in Ireland’s rural landscapes and colourful optimistic nature of the Irish people as inspiration. This season we are working with the craftspeople at the Foxford Woollen Mills as well as luxury mills across England, France and Italy.”
Only a mere 5% of the fabrics used in Teatum Jones’ collection weren’t designed and created by the brand. Imagine that, not only are you creating the clothes’ cuts and forms but you’re making every material from scratch. Inspired by rural Irish embroidery for patterns and exaggerated the geometrics of ceramic tiles, Teatum Jones used a dark palette across the board punctuated with primary shocks.
All and Nothing
It’s going to be winter so, on paper, you should find us all covered up from head to toe in multiple layers. Most of TJ’s looks were the cosiest, with mohair trims and high necks but some bared skin slipped through in cutouts and knee lengths skirts. Our favourite, however? A sheer knit grey turtlenecked dress. We dare you to wear it.