Roll up, roll up, men head down the runway for the first time at Teatum Jones SS17.
Back to the Beginning
Designers behind the brand, Rob and Catherine met designing menswear before creating TJ. Solely showing womenswear until now, SS17 marks their debut season reaching back to their roots and putting mens looks out on the runway. “There is a no nonsense functionality to menswear that we find very sexy,” the designers said, and with the London menswear market skyrocketing in recent years, they’d be fools not to join in the fun.
Artists At Work
Joining the two designers was artist Tom Leamon who offered up playful hand painted primary coloured wearable canvases across both the womenswear and menswear. Scribbles plastered with splashes of colour made for a simple yet irresistible effect. Making relations elsewhere, TJ continued to honour their partnerships with French merino wool mills for tailoring and tees and British mills to dye the suits into intense, electric colours.
Pink For the Boys
Silky details with floral prints riffed on women’s lingerie but maintained masculinity whilst having a little fun. Away from the deep jewel tones and pops of acid brights, neutral pastel pinks stabilised the collection, either as colour blocked tees and trousers, contrasting stripes or balancing out busy printed patterns.