The most prominent colors throughout the Hemisphere collection are a Sulphuric Yellow and Indigo Navy. The collection also features splashes of a Burgundy Red and slate Grays.
The color palette was inspired by traveling – the Blue of the ocean, airport blueprints; the pop Yellow was inspired by the Yellow painted lines on the London underground/subway. Other color inspiration came from materials found in train stations and airports, such as concrete, steel, etc.
We have a prominent exterior color on this Woolmark collaborative project, the Sulphur Spring Yellow, which is more obvious and can be seen in some of the collar details, binding and, for example, it's the main color on some of some of the key ladies separates within the collection (cowl back neck jumper). The Deep Burgundy color is more subtle and we have used this across more 'hidden' detailing, such as top stitching and in linings. There is also a monochrome Prince of Wales check I have used on the linings, which is a key Timothy Everest signature touch, and which adds a cool color juxtaposition to the brighter colors. The overall look is contemporary.
We are particularly proud of 'the suit.' This is a one-piece siren suit. Crafted from a stunning new wool denim, it's a dark denim color but we have added a Burgundy Melton on the under collar and added the same color as a topstitched detail on pleats than run through the front waist. I've also added in a box pleat at the back of the suit with bar tack detailing. The other piece from the women's range is 'the culotte,' which is a three-quarter length cropped culotte. I've done away with a waistband so the finish is super clean. Again, it's crafted in a wool denim and I've teamed it with a Bright Sulphur Yellow cowl back neck top (on reverse), which has been hand knitted in the U.K. from merino wool.
Color is vital for me as a contemporary British tailor. I'm known for using color for 'surprise' and I have done so during my career. In this collection, Hemisphere, I was keen to show how wool can be modern and incredibly versatile, and apart from the handle, which is not what you might expect from garments crafted from wool; the color anchors it and is key in terms of appealing to a slightly younger audience.
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