Tettmann.Doust's Autumn/Winter 2014 offering, Underland, embodies the peripheral and underworldy realms of frosted, subterranean caves.
Exploring a particular interest in Stalactites, TD collaborate with Australian Artist Naomi Bishop, whose bold oil and watercolour paintings are adapted and re-imagined in opulent heavy-weight crepe de chine and silk wool crepe, contrasting an otherwise jet black palate of timeless staple pieces composed of premium Merino twill and fine calf leather.
The season's silhouette evoke's the Stalactites' form; strong shoulders and elongated hemlines gracefully drape and gradually taper to convey a range of striking and statuesque garments. To flattering effect, cross over details in fluid silks suggest the conical structures ever-forming in the hollows of the earth.
With an interest in cut, construction and technique, the resulting collection possesses an ease of wear; sophisticated and comfortable. Standout pieces include the season’s coats and jackets such as the structured Merino twill cape, and textural beadworks, which emerge as dimensional black shards and silver crystalline frost.
About the artist: Naomi Bishop has been exhibiting internationally since graduating with a Master of Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in London in 2003. Focused primarily on painting, her work has been exhibited at The Whitechapel Gallery in London, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Fondation Hippocrene and Galerie Nicolas Silin in Paris.