TED BAKER FW2013 @ Take The Scenic Road Fashion Show

TED BAKER FW2013 <Take The Scenic Road> Fashion Show showcasing the modern classic with a stylish palette of soft nudes and natural hues, deepened with rich chilli reds and lighter bottle greens. Inspired by vintage paintings, Ted’s penchant for print and colour gets bigger, brighter and bolder with the signature 40s Bloom, Oil Painting and Bejewelled Wing prints featuring on delicate knitwear and full-bodied skirts. Worn as statement pieces, outerwear’s oversized faux fur collars and decorative buttons are distinctly feminine, whilst tailoring sees wholesome textures and modern patterns blend with contemporary prints for a modern take on power dressing.
For a more psychedelic flavour, Ted’s taken an unpredictable detour towards a new breed of modern digital print and bold graphics. Woven geo-jacquards are mixed and matched with neon highlights and bold primary colours to create clean, minimal silhouettes. The perfect platform to leave a lasting impression, accessories include pony hair clutches with metallic ‘T’ branding and matching heels to bring a spot of colour to a dark winter’s day. A dual-functional leather tote with pop-off clutch instantly takes you from day to night in style.
Whether you’re a man-about-town or a true country gent, Ted’s taken the express line to dapper and debonair for his Menswear collection. Urban yet urbane mustards and muted teals sit alongside dark reds and purples to deliver an essential collection that puts the ‘aah’ into suave. Jackets with satin trims and heritage details offer a more sophisticated, gentrified feel. Departing from the casual chino, a smarter trouser in cotton, or heavier woollen fabrics sits back with knitted waistcoats and tailored blazers.
Art Deco inspired geometric prints and vintage collar pins give shirts a cleaner and more spontaneous style. If there’s a nip in the air, layer up with luxuriously light knitwear in refined merino wools to catch the eye of fellow passengers. Last but not least, embossed leather and canvas feature across holdalls, satchels and cases; umbrellas and pocket squares ensure the quintessential gentleman is always well turned out.
<Tight Lines> Designed for hunting, fishing and shooting the breeze, Tight Lines features up-to-theminute styling, sharp cuts and traditional fabrics including tweeds and over check jackets with moleskin and herringbone influences. Each jacket in the collection features a unique ‘jumping trout and rose’ lining, a bespoke range of four different fly-fishing pins and four-button cuffs to ensure good things come to those who bait.
While never one to fish for compliments, Ted would like to draw your attention to two particular prize catches this season… Firstly, LAKEZ: a two-button jacket with a robust Barley Corn weave made in an English Mill. Trimmed with grosgrain and suede, it features angled pockets, a ticket pocket and in-built pocket square.
The FIELDZ jacket (also two-buttoned) features green Herringbone tweed with fluorescent blue over check, a paisley lining under the collar and an in-built pocket square to create a definitively British style all its own. Intricately woven with Ted’s knowledge and expertise, Tight Lines is a distinctive blend of true country clothing with fashionable, man-about-town accents.
 Ted’s <Langley> collection is brimming with luxury fabrics, elaborate embroidery and intricate embellishments for a wardrobe that offers star quality and timeless style. Structured sateens, printed silks and cashmere blends line up alongside a gorgeous goat hair coat and jacket for a dash of Hollywood glamour. Dramatic gowns are firmly in the spotlight with the statement red maxi dress - featuring bejewelled neckline - offering simplicity, grace and elegance. The black beaded backless maxi (and its delicate nude pink counterpart with statement shoulders) paired with the stunning boucle cocoon coat offers a contemporary take on 1940s couture.
Ted’s <Phormal> collection offers a sharper look this season, with three-piece suits and separates in a palette of monochrome and purple creating a rakish wardrobe to confound expectations. Eveningwear is tailored to perfection across Ted’s Pashion range. Shirts have heavier stripes and more vibrant colours to enable the discerning gent to move from desk to dancefloor with ease. Ted’s Debonair collection goes Noir and slimline, with cut away collars and a double-breasted Prince of Wales check suit. Inspired by the Belle Époque of the late 19th and early 20th century, Ted’s Global collection recaptures the influences of this golden age of optimism to create a cocktail of luxurious originality.

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