After watching a documentary on Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones were moved by the words and work of the Nobel Peace Prize winner to create a collection in her honor. The result was a serenely beautiful spring collection, full of rich textures and bold prints in elegant silhouettes.
The Woolmark Prize finalists used fil coupé fabrics and raw edges to reference windswept African fields of grass, while native Liberian tribal prints were interpreted into a black, white and red graffiti print. An oversize check was done in wool jacquard in great outerwear, such as a black-and-white cape-cum-jacket.
The lineup was mostly finely tailored separates, with a few dresses in the mix. One fit-and-flare white-on-white wool skirt had a silver check woven into the jacquard that was teamed with a simple white cami and worn over raw-edged wide-leg pants, while a great looking white dress had seams picked out in coils of paillettes and tufts of organza.