Introducing the new Turnbull & Asser ‘Madras’ collection
Based in London’s West End, the Turnbull design studio is awash with colourful characters, supplying endless inspiration for the in-house design team. Turnbull’s new Madras Capsule Collection takes inspiration from one such real-life and particularly prismatic individual.
One quite and crisp spring morning Creative Director Becky French saw a distant figure appear in a flash of vibrant colour. The gentleman cycled across South Street; a painting slung under one arm, sporting the most brilliant bright, billowing, and generously checked shirt.
Consequently, this collection’s lightweight linens prompt notions of golden carefree days at the height of summer. An overexposed film, sun-drenched hammocks, and vintage handkerchiefs are leading influences for a colour palette of burnt oranges, deep emerald greens, and bursts of pink.
The collection breathes new life into the brand’s beloved silhouettes, such as the Weekend-fit shirt, which now boasts and array of bold checks and block-colours, as well as cooling collarless alternatives. The capsule also introduces a new Turnbull silhouette, the long-sleeved Holiday-fit shirt, with a relaxed revere collar and a shorter cut, encourages un-tucked styling opportunities – perfect for those warm summer nights.