Using the work of German artist Hans Bellmer for their starting point, this morning saw Teatum Jones employ every aspect of the catwalk show to explore the human form. From a soundtrack that mixed spoken word and Trump commentary with Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human” and Princess Nokia’s “Tomboy”, through to the model casting and the collection’s figure fitting silhouettes. The duo’s objective – to break down the idea of ‘us and them, them and us’ – was prevalent.
All Laced Up
Making cameos throughout the line-up, Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones made use of oversized black ribbon and silver hoops as their key detail for AW17. When the materials weren’t partnered up and laced across the torso or down the leg, the former was used as a belt or to change up the shape of a trouser leg, while the latter hole punched collars and hems.
Sticking to their DNA, the International Woolmark Prize winners used a subtle palette that focused on midnight hues, with navy and deep purple making multiple appearances in the form of evening frocks or knits, while elsewhere shades of berry red and mustard neighboured black and cream. This night vibe aesthetic was also apparent in the sheer tops and velvet skirts that strode past.