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Joseph Turvey Spring/Summer 2016
June 15, 2015
On the last day of London Collections: Men, Joseph Turvey showed his SS16 collection on the rooftop of The Century Club while Candid Magazine was busy hosting The Grooming Room two floors down. The sixth season for the British designer saw him bring his inspiration of French Orphism artist Sonia Delaunay and rather adorable dogs – standing patiently for their Instagram moments by the models’ sides – to the open air showspace.
Military ideas incorporated sportswear aesthetics and functionality. A white base of crisp cottons was enhanced by bright stripes which banded across the body mingling with embroidered illustrations of male faces which added a depth and interest to long shorts and cuffed joggers, vests, and lightweight sporty outerwear.
Lace was used – also seen at the Burberry Prorsum show which happened simultaneously to Turvey’s presentation – in layers , creating shadows which appeared more like military camouflage in its dark khaki hue on trousers, capes and jackets.
“This season I wanted to experiment with textures and embroideries to give my signature illustrations a new direction and take them off the page into more 3D forms ,” Turvey explained of his approach. Mission accomplished.
Mikael Jack – Fashion Features Editor