Going For Gold
A continuation of their AW17 collection The Body: Part I, for SS18 Teatum Jones delved further into our relationship with the human form, presenting The Body: Part II. The show was preceded with a mini-mentary film that paid homage to para-equestrian Natasha Baker, offering an insight into the life of the gold medalist. The brand once again selected a diverse cast, with several disabled models taking to the runway to showcase the collection while Baker herself was in attendance, sat frow, naturally, and was presented with a bouquet of flowers by the designers following the finale.
Taking inspo from Baker’s “open, feminine and contagiously bright personality”, the shapes and silhouettes for Teatum’s SS18 collection honed in on the draping that has become synonymous with the brand. Sleeves, coats and skirts feature statement swathes which offers up a feminine edge, elsewhere in the collection, there were suits and dresses which ensured a broad range of stylistic options. With influence from the logistics of a wheelchair and having to pick up fabric and move it out of the way, oversized eyelets and straps offer up the opportunity to diversify your look and create something entirely different – perfect if a day in the office becomes a night on the town.
Colour played a key role in the SS18 collection by designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones. In the opening film, we viewers watched as Baker and one of her horses were painted in a plethora of different shades. On the runway, the palette was equally as diverse: show jumping rosettes served as a source of inspo, with twill stripes in perfect pastels and an infusion of pinks and blues. A collaboration with Friday Fox Horse blankets also saw embellished navy wool with egg grey fringing stride past.