Turnbull & Asser has commissioned six up-and-coming artists to create a set of limited edition pocket squares, treating the 45cm x 45cm silk square as their canvas. Celebrating various print styles and techniques, the artists were asked to design a pocket square especially for the British heritage brand that summed up their individual style and character.
Colour and pattern is central to Turnbull & Asser’s aesthetic as well as its customers. The historic Jermyn Street mainstay has built lasting connections with its clientele—something they are immensely proud of—and this collection is intended to offer them a new take on a classic product. Whilst the heralded shirtmaker defines collections and direction each season, it leaves each customer to express their personality and individuality through their choice of combinations and styling.
The Artist Collection epitomises this approach to design: individual, characterful and bold designs, intended to appeal to a range of personalities. The list of artists contributing are London illustrator Charlotte Trounce and Germany based Daniel Clarke, Toby Triumph in New York, Quentin Monge from Paris, animator Matthew Schofield and illustrator and printmaker Clare Curtis. “This project highlights how different artistic styles can harmonise together so beautifully.
The artists’ unique styles bring the Turnbull and Asser silk square to life, adding vibrant energy to someone’s pocket, or even wall.” says Turnbull & Asser’s head of design, Becky French.
The collection consists of six pocket squares—in a limited run of 28 per design—and is available online and in-store, priced at £75.