Iconic British brand Turnbull & Asser has created a selection of exclusive accessories in collaboration with the world-renowned London-based tattoo artist, Mo Coppoletta. A shared nostalgic similarity and adoration of traditional design presented in a modern way is what brought Dean Gomilsek-Cole -Turnbull & Asser’s head of design – to meet Mr Coppoletta.
‘My approach to design is a rooted knowledge of the past, reinterpreted and translated to fit the contemporary world. Turnbull & Asser’s strong history, alongside its courage to move forward and embrace the new, meant an exciting opportunity to create something different.’ Mo Coppoletta.Going from micro to macro, the collection is made up of one pocket square and one mega square design. Both Dean and Mo were keen to inject a sense of humour as ‘a man should never take himself too seriously’. Drawing inspiration from English heritage and its industrial landscapes and aesthetics, the pieces convey a sense of romanticism and reminiscence through a process of storytelling, much like witha tattoo or Turnbull & Asser seasonal collection. The Furious Eagle pocket square hints at an industrial Britain. An intricate hand-drawn artwork, stimulated by wartime adverts, old bank notes and propaganda posters, reflects heavy British manual labour and craftsmanship while resilience is represented by a centralised eagle carrying shields symbolising Turnbull & Asser and The Rake. Inspired by antique Esmarch war-time bandages, the Sartorial Survival mega square is enthused with various, light-hearted illustrations depicting ways to use a bandage. At 140cmx140cm, it offers a remarkable canvas to celebrate British manufacturing and, of course, the artwork of Mr Coppoletta. Available from 27th October through therake.com,Turnbull & Asser stores and turnbullandasser.com, each piece is part of a limited run and will be presented in a numbered box to enhance the element of exclusivity.
‘Furious Eagle’ pocket square available in three colourways – £85
Sartorial Survival Mega Square – £295
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