For SS16, his sixth year collaborating with FAR Black LTD, Joseph Turvey has demonstrated precise skill and knowledge. In the 25-piece collection Turvey has combined military elements of conformity with sportswear fabrication.

Within his SS16 collection, Turvey has used his talent of illustration by creating detailed prints and embroidery. Fine outlines of faces are stitched throughout the collection that, only when studied up close, are recognisable. The bold stripes of colour, which were inspired by the French artist Sonia Delaunay lift the subtle base of browns, creams and khaki.  For SS16, Sophie Hallette has created delicate brown lace designs that when layered against the skin creates a mottled camouflage effect.

The voluminous silhouettes of baggy shorts and vests are made unisex to create an army of intricate detail hidden amongst uniformed colour and cut. The sportswear influences shine through in the technical fabric choices for the outerwear such as a lightweight parka and pullover windbreaker. The shapes of the collection show a vast knowledge of cut and tailoring, the attention to how the crisp fabrics hang on the body are demonstrated in the shorts and jackets.

Joseph Turvey has harmoniously combined delicate attention to detail with a relaxed sportswear attitude.

Written by Gabrielle Kynoch. Images © Joseph Turvey.

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