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Turnbull & Asser Shows Off Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
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Turnbull & Asser Shows Off Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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Turnbull & Asser released its Spring/Summer 2016 SS16 collection yesterday at LC:M.

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The new offerings play with the meaning of “being English” in today’s world, and use society’s relationship with time as an inspiration.  As a result, new colors and patterns mix with multi-cultural heritage and influences — like Aztec, African, and Japanese prints and jacquards — that interrupt the traditional textile designs so iconic to Jermyn Street.

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Timeless fabrics (true indigo cloths, rare Sea Island cottons, and knitted silks) are integral to the collection, of course, but are offered in a warm seasonal palette to accompany Turnbull & Asser’s classic regimental and club color signature shades.  Spring/Summer shoppers will be tempted with new indigo and light khaki pieces, alongside mulberry, apple, tulip, and tangerine.

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In addition to a broader color palette, there are new pyjama-style resort shirts re-imagined in linen blends and indigo patterns. And even the brand’s original woven Polo shirts, from the 1920s, are now offered in new knitted oxfords for a more laid back elegance.

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New suits featuring shawl collar linen lapels, horizontal stripes in contrasting textures and 100% raw silk sports jackets.  New shape waistcoats are introduced — worn in contrast to its suit partner for a play on three-piece perceptions.

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Further among the innovations released at LC:M was Turnbull & Asser’s new cotton codenamed “Diamond Standard.”  Originally developed for one of the brand’s most illustrious customers, it is compared to — and perhaps rivals — Sea Island cotton for comfort.

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