Friday, 10 January 2014

Joseph Turvey x River Island Spring/Summer 2014

British high-street mid-market clothing retailer River Island is continuing its support of budding fashion designers by collaborating with young menswear designer Joseph Turvey on a 16-piece limited-edition Spring/Summer 2014 collection that will be available in stores from the end of February 2014.

After showing his graduation collection from the Masters in Menswear Design Technology at London College of Fashion in February 2012, Turvey became renowned in the London fashion scene for his designs, which reveal a predilection for intricate and yet naïve illustrations, bold colour palette and experimentation with fabrics. For his collaboration with River Island, he continued to explore these concepts by reinterpreting camouflage prints in shades of pink across a range of street and sportswear pieces where neoprene and jersey are the preferred materials.

When asked what his influences for the collection were, Joseph Turvey admitted that “the starting point was the work of Jamel Shabazz; in particular his documentary entitled planet B-boy [which] inspired the fabrications, colour and silhouettes. At the time I was also reading about blind hiker Bill Irwin, who completed trails with the help of his dog. This heavily influenced my illustration and print work.”

Photographs courtesy of River Island

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