For TSE’s 2014 Pre-Fall collection, Creative Director Tina Lutz drew inspiration from patterns in nature and botany. Photographer Nick Knight’s book, Flora, a volume of flowers and plants chosen from the Natural History Museum, London, served as reference.
The collection, comprised of TSE’s signature textured knits in cashmere, silk and cotton, features geometric prints influenced by dried flowers and scattered leaves as captured through Knight’s lens. Lutz created a subtle, muted palette designed to transition seamlessly from the summer months into fall. Warm neutrals pair beautifully with soft hues of olive green, dusty rose and heather grey.
Lutz plays with informal silhouettes such as sweatshirt style-blouses, dressing them up in rich materials like silk crepe framed with feather and chunky weight cashmere. Oversized blazers, and playful shorts are given a luxurious treatment in double-faced cashmere. Culottes and superwide pants are finished in satin back crepe lending comfort to sophistication, while polo and dress shapes follow suit with the use of superfine wool.
The combination of boucle cashmere yarns in different weights, from light weight to chunky creatively invites versatility and style into a modern look with a bit of edge.
As always, TSE’s use of clean, architectural shapes and a monochromatic palette lends a high level of sophistication to the collection, while the use of incredibly soft and touchable textiles creates a unique wearability.
This season, Lutz collaborated with creative design duo, Grei. on a series of hand-screened bandanas made in Brooklyn, meant to be styled with the collection. Each bandana features an exclusive print influenced by the group’s mutual admiration for abstract artist Agnes Martin’s linear works.
See the collection here.