London fashion week day 1 is all wrapped up. My high top converse are strewn in the passage, and my camera and lenses are in my backpack ready for day 2. My SS17 kicked off with Teatum Jones at the BFC show space. I am usually covering backstage, and catch the show on the backstage screen. It was nice catching the show from the stands. Once the annoying Photographer with the huge camera wand tripod moved slightly out of view, the music started.
Teatum Jones debut their menswear collection seamlessly within their womenswear lineup. The overall collection seemed to be quite disjointed, but I have a feeling that fit in with their opening video message of being more free and not worrying about rules. The intended narrative was to explore the diversity of layering of gender and gender stereotyping within fashion. Honestly to me this was not overtly obvious. The opening was about bold colour and prints which moved into separates adorning loose graphic prints inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s paintings. The finale was sexier with lace fitted lingerie inspired dresses and carefully tailored peekaboo cut out on the maxi skirts like the fabric seam had come away.