Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones are the designers behind the label Teatum Jones. Having trained in Womenswear at Ravensbourne and Central Saint Martinís respectively. Teatum and Jones met whilst working together on menswear and became enamoured with one another’s sense of escapism.
Besotted with the power of a story and drawn to both romance and tragedy the duo find themselves compelled to seek out beauty and refinement in what is ordinarily considered dark or obscure. The designers are conceptual in their approach to design whilst remaining loyal to an ethos of authenticity, desirability and quality British craftsmanship, hailed as ‘textile pioneers’ by Afsun Qureshi style.com. Teatum and Jones’ signature is within their anthropological approach to design and fashion.
The Teatum Jones woman has a refined and contemporary take on elegance. She is drawn to the label’s continual dialogue between the masculine and feminine, allowing her to achieve the perfect balance between structure, fluidity, colour and texture. Having made the decision to launch their own label, Teatum and Jones spent several years researching and developing their ideas for what they envisioned as a contemporarily relevant Womenswear brand. After being chosen as one of the 10 finalists for the Fashion Fringe competition in 2009, they launched their debut capsule Womenswear collection in September 2010. They are excited to be showing their debut Salon Show for AW14/15 at London Fashion Week.
Teatum and Jones are very proud to have recently been announced as the CFE’s 2013/14 ‘Venture Designers’ joining an alumni of some of the most directional and successful designers currently showing in London Fashion Week.