Since the launch of King &
Tuckfield in 2016, founder Stacey Wood has been, in
modern parlance, nailing it. Collection after collection has been
met with amazing industry response, which when one considers just
how many huge brands this comparatively tiny London label is
competing with, is quite the achievement. Working from her
studio in De Beauvoir, East London, King & Tuckfield's success
can be largely attributed to two factors: 1) Stacey's solid vision
of modern elegance that leans on the aesthetic of 1950s' gentlemen
and 2) her unwavering commitment to using the finest natural
fabrics - particularly denim and merino wool - in the most
sustainable way possible. Combined, those two factors have led to
clothing that adheres to a cohesive contemporary style, giving the
customer the satisfaction of knowing that he is investing in the
highest quality fibres, the provenance of which has been very
I myself own a number of pieces, including merino tees and
polos, and can honestly say that I've rarely witnessed such
quality that isn't five times the price. So when The
Rake took receipt of King & Tuckfield's SS19 collection,
it was the first on my list to take to Marrakech to shoot the
latest edition of Atelier magazine (out April 4).
In Stacey's own words, "The SS19 collection is positive and
uplifting, remembering the energy of those first sunny days,
lifting the cover off the car and heading for the Yorkshire coast.
Colour inspiration is drawn from vintage postcards and weather-worn
British seafronts, while the brand's signature materials palette of
quality denim, merino and twill is accented with playful deck
stripes and vintage textured knits."
What I love about the collection, besides the level of
craftsmanship and detail, is its versatility. The polos are at once
smart and casual, dependent on how you choose to style them. The
denim that makes up the pleated deckchair striped trousers and
wide-leg jeans feels thick and substantial between your
fingers yet very lightweight to wear, while the 100% cotton bowling
shirts are going to be my go-to casual tops for the summer.
The colour palette consists of muted pastels including yellow,
mint green, egg-shell blue, off whites and natural washed indigo,
all inherently interchangeable with one another. It's a collection
that takes the best of 50s silhouettes and reinterprets them for a
contemporary wardrobe without ever venturing into whimsical trends.
In short, we love it and hope you will too.