Robb Recommends: Turnbull & Asser’s Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection

Colour joins craft, creativity and collaboration to make up the quadrumvirate.

The credentials of friends of the Jermyn Street outfitter –  from artistic acquaintances to newly discovered musicians – were called upon to help breathe life a new seasonal collection that takes inspiration from, among other sources, Andy Warhol’s famous polaroid series.

Among the collaborators are Richard McVetis, a London-based artist who utilises mediums, including drawing, installation and textiles to explore time and space through intricately stitched dots, lines and crosses.

Richard McVetis in cream v-neck cashmere jumper and striped tie 

Another London-based artist Andrew Pierre Hart focusses on the symbiotic relationship between sound and painting and whose ‘Secret Blueberry’ series has inspired parts of the collection including the navy dry-waxed cotton field jacket, indigo Japanese selvedge denim jeans and gold fine merino v-neck jumper.

Andrew Pierre Hart in midnight blue officer weekend fit shirt with Dorset collar and one- button cuffs plus red sarasa print silk scarf 

London-based photographer Kasia Wozniak. is a long-time collaborator, stylist and friend of Turnbull & Asser David Nolan, Kasia has worked closely with David in documenting his wardrobe as well as several other lockdown projects. Kasia’s analogue photography, utilising the 19th Century Wet Plate Collodion technique, oscillates between the meaning of subject and object.

Kasia <strong>Wozniak</strong> wears Turnbull’s Navy Cotton Pyjamas. 

Jonny and Tom Foster of Carlisle-based band Hardwicke Circus – photographed here in the very pub where Turnbull’s Creative Director, Becky French, first heard them play before lockdown – are an exciting young UK band who have already shared a stage with Bob Dylan and Neil Young, and have applied their sartorial smarts to the new collection’s Corgi Knits as well as the new olive-green unlined suit in chunky corduroy.

Jonny and Tom Foster wear forest green knitted cashmere crewneck, Royal Stewart tartan cashmere scarf; olive corduroy jacket, pink hairline stripe shirt with T&A collar and three-button cuffs, yellow cross-dots printed silk tie 

Further highlights of the collection include a quilt-lined, navy field coat, an elegant houndstooth jacket, three ultra-premium Sea Island cotton shirts and a series of luxurious knitted jumpers and striking slipovers. There’s also plenty of day-friendly nightwear for both men and women, classic gowns and a broad spectrum of Egyptian cotton socks with some warming UK-made wool additions.