My relationship with Tourne De Transmission goes all the way back to the brands debut in 2011, when I posted about a collection which, at that point, was little more than a few t-shirts. What’s happened in the years since then has been pretty impressive, with several iconic fashion week presentations under his belt and a cult following Graeme Gaughan’s brand has become a highlight of the British menswear scene.
Gaughan has taken his unique blend of Japanese avant-garde tailoring and slick streetwear styling and created a capsule collection for River Island’s Design Forum that offers the best of all Tourne De Transmission’s diverse influences. The kimono jacket is a perfect example of the east meets west aesthetic that has become a trademark for Gaughan. Oversized sweatshirts, patchworked and inside out subvert the norm, while tartans are overdyed to add nuance. Jeans and denim jackets are heavily worked, frayed and repaired to worn-in perfection. The collection offers more hero pieces than most and is easily one of the best Design Forum collaborations to date.
You can shop the collection right now over on the River Island site, and you can also look out for the Tourne De Transmission AW17 presentation happening this weekend.