New York fashion designer, R.Swiader has collaborated with Martyn Thompson on his Spring/Summer 2018 collection, incorporating fabrics designed by Martyn Thompson Studio, with elements of the clothing and details inspired by Thompson’s own personal style.
The collection includes several jackets, trousers, a kaftan-like robe, and shirts, in a combination of Martyn Thompson Studio’s signature cotton jacquards and lighter linen, combined with other fabrics, such as workwear canvas. Further inspiration was drawn from the Grecian world and streets of New York City.
Presenting clothes that provide ease and comfort to wear in our chaotic world, R.Swiader provides ‘a uniform for the citizen of the world.’ With subtle details of cut, shape and form, the clothing is fluid and often incorporating draping.
The R.Swiader detailing such as raw edges and emphasis on stitching, has parallels with Thompson’s own clothing – much of which he makes or customises by hand-stitching. Incorporating Martyn Thompson Studio fabrics added a more structural element to some pieces, which in effect turns the volume up on the collection.