Teurn Studios' autumn/winter 2023 collection serves up "the familiar Tuern look" with Americana and party-ready twists
Teurn Studios’ Anna Teurnell isn’t one to fuss with esoteric references or vague sources of inspiration. Rather, for autumn/winter 2023, the designer further establishes the codes of the brand – the sharp shoulders and relaxed tailoring, the covetable shearling outwear and, yes, the sparkly footwear. As Teurnell puts it: “the familiar Teurn look”. “A lot of it comes from the man’s wardrobe,” she says. “It’s basic, but always with a twist.” Precisely the stuff that’s already made Teurn a favourite among the discerning Scandinavian fashion set.
That twist manifests in a myriad of ways. There are the exaggerated proportions – the delicious vast cut denim, the pleated wool trousers that fall just so. Elsewhere, unexpected silhouettes, by way of kick flares or a slim, straight skirt (“It’s very chic, but easy to wear”). Then there’s a certain preppiness, which complements Teurn’s contemporary approach to Scandi minimalism. “It has this preppy and American way of a very relaxed but upgraded casual look,” says Teurnell, citing Calvin Klein as a source of inspiration. But there’s another classic American designer, Ralph Lauren, who echoes through the double-breasted check blazer. The Teurn twist? Those exaggerated lapels.
But it isn’t all easy breezy; the Teurn woman also knows how to party. She wears a meticulously tailored bustier, topped with a silk-lapelled tuxedo blazer, natch. Or, in a pinch, she slips on her sparkly flip flops, worn off-season with socks or stockings. “This is something that I do myself quite often,” Teurnell says. “I like to wear sandals when it’s socks weather.”
The glittery sandals aren’t the only dash of bling; the signature Teurn U belt (mimicked in the back stitching on the aforementioned jeans) is a subtle bit of branding that feels just right. At Teurnell’s studio, she shows me some crisp button-down shirts – oversized, of course – with that same U stitched all over. “Teurn also should be a high-end house,” says Teurnell. “A little bit of logo-mania can be nice, but in a very toned down way.”