Teatum Jones dresses the modern woman with pieces inspired by meaningful stories
Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones have been working together for almost 10 years
The bevy of heavily textured white dresses caught our attention at the Singapore Digital Fashion Week 2015 — classic Teatum Jones with a focus on exquisite fabric design.
Intrigued by this London-based womenswear label, we chatted with Catherine Teatum to uncover their inspiration behind their Spring/Summer 2016 collection and more.
Describe your label in three words.
Modern, polished, cool.
How has it been like so far, working with each other for the past few seasons?
Rob and I have worked together for almost 10 years!
The magic is in the fact we can laugh through pretty much anything. Tough times and exciting times, we will generally find a reason to smile through it all.
Polished and textured pieces from Teatum Jones’ Spring/Summer 2016 collection at Digital Fashion Week
The Teatum Jones label reflects an interesting mix of masculine and feminine influences. How do you think the label’s aesthetics have evolved since the start?
The aesthetics have become sharper — the label is now more focused on exquisite fabric development married with strong commercial shapes. Our label has evolved along with the woman who engages in the spirit of the Teatum Jones world.
If there were one Asian designer you could collaborate with, who would that be?
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei — his concepts of social history combined with our fascination of human stories would create something wonderfully magic.
If you could dress anyone in the world, who would that be?
Maya Angelou, simply because she has an incredible human story.
Through her literature, public speaking and powerful writing, Angelou became a pioneer of racial and gender equality.
An icon embraced by both women’s rights groups and civil rights organisations, she is remembered for many milestones — from the release of her 1969 memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings to her friendship with Martin Luther King Jr and the delivery of the inaugural poem at Bill Clinton’s swearing-in ceremony.
by Samantha Francis