Teatum Jones: Round Table not Runway
Global Womanhood: Part Two
16 Days of Activism, Round Table not Runway
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This is Fashion made by Human Stories
Finalists in the 2018 Green Carpet Franca Sozzani emerging designer Award, International Woolmark Prize and British Fashion Trust Winners Teatum Jones, have just been appointed by the BFC as the 'Positive Fashion’ representatives for London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019.
This season Teatum Jones have partnered with Youtube, Google, Fashion Roundtable and The British Fashion Council in support of United Nations Women for their latest collection ‘Global Womanhood Part Two, 16 Days Of Activism.’
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM IS A UN WOMEN INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.
They have created a space for discussion and have bought this conversation to fashion...
WHAT IS FASHION’S RESPONSIBILITY AND ROLE IN THE PROTECTION, UNIFICATION, INCLUSION AND EQUALITY OF WOMEN?
This season Teatum Jones have created a fashion ROUND TABLE not RUNWAY film with key industry leaders and activists to present alongside their collection for their SS19 LFW presentation.
Notes from the designers, Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones…
“The SS19 collection has been inspired by the interviews we’ve had over the last six months with activists and campaigners. From our research and interviews we conducted in relation to 16 Days of Activism, we have extracted the most powerful messages and literally woven them into a body of textiles, such as; “I DEFINE MYSELF” and “I OWN MY STORY.”
Recognised for our textile development, we wanted to present a collection of bold, vibrant and unapologetic textiles that speak louder than previous seasons and reflect the courage and determination in the voices we’ve listened to throughout this season.”
Colours, fabric, details…
The collective power of activists is expressed vibrantly in our ‘LOVE FLORAL’ print. Hand painted in flame burnt orange, mustard yellow, royal blue with striking black highlights. Signature eyelet sleeves are sustainably updated with recycled merino yarn taken from old stock jumpers and hand embroidered. Re-purposing past season sponsored water bottles; we’ve recycled these into hand painted plastic sequins. When worn these sequins create a noise that means the wearer cannot be ignored.
Stark black and white cottons with no nonsense black velvet flock show that issues cannot be prettied over and loud voices are needed to cut through. Wildly luxe black and white raffia displays an unyielding resistance to be quiet. Subverted city shirting is printed with bold protest flock that draws attention to the wearer. Recycled past season yarns are used to hand embroider graffiti slogans across t-shirts and blazers.
The human side to our research emerges in a softer palette of pastel flesh pinks, custard yellows and innocent sky blue. Shimmering pastel jacquards with oversized graffiti checks display protest words that encourage ‘space, story and love’ on oversized trench coats and tailored separates.
Highlights of sports tape strapping, positioned at the backs of jackets and threaded through eyelet sleeves are a nod to past season ‘THE BODY’ collections and designed to pull and cinch the clothes in such a way that expresses the hurdles and struggles of what these women have to go through.
Working with sustainable British merino wool specialists John Smedley, Teatum Jones have collaborated to create a capsule of SS19 graphic knitwear dresses, signature chunky roll necks and signature cut out sweaters.
Jewellery in collaboration with Misho.
Scent in collaboration with Miller Harris.