The result is an ode to the romance and the irrepressible vivacity of King & Tuckfield’s home city, contrasted with a grounded palette and manifested through fresh interpretations of nostalgic silhouettes.
This season is a tale of two halves. The early part was dreamed up in the King & Tuckfield studio in East London and was inspired by the elegant and discreet colour palettes Stacey remembers her parents wearing when she was a childThe latter part speaks to the situation the brand found itself in: London during lockdown. The resurgence of love for the capital’s parks, its greenery and the awakening of nature in the absence of traffic and pollution was palpable.
In both menswear and womenswear, vintage cuts are complemented with considered details such as contrasting collars, balloon sleeves and shoulder pleats. The seasonal floral print has been designed using hand-painted water colours and features bright background hues to emphasise each brush stroke, at once delicate and dominant, hopeful and reflective to mirror the emotions associated with designing a collection during a global pandemic.
The collections are melting pot of pieces which find synthesis with the other through their luxurious fabrications which have been responsibly created and crafted. King & Tuckfield’s signature 100% sustainable Merino Wool features alongside cotton Tencel from Japan, double-dyed indigo from Italy, lightweight sheer Cupro and a biodegradable material which is produced using rose bush waste.
Spring/Summer 2021 is a collection that celebrates the joy of clothes, from their inception to creation, designed to provide the ultimate conscious wardrobe for people to revel in when socialising resumes.