Inspired by the lives of the founder Stacey Wood’s Grandmother Joan Marion King (1918-2011) and her Father, Graham Aubrey Tuckfield (1925-1987), every detail from King & Tuckfield is linked to the history of a very British family. King, a ballet teacher from the East End of London in the 1940s is the inspiration behind the elegant, free-flowing women’s collection, and Tuckfield, a former soldier in the British army in the 1940’s and Yorkshire mineworker, has inspired the tough yet practical look of the men’s collection.
King & Tuckfield uses fabrics, details and hardware connected to Stacey’s family history. Every fabric and trim has been meticulously curated to fit King & Tuckfield’s unfolding narrative, and inspired by how things used to be made, the collection is produced at smaller factories with sustainable production output. One staple that has weathered, evolved and inspired the ages of fashion, is denim. For SS17, King and Tuckfield have taken a timeless favourite and, with the help of Blackhorse Lane Atelier, crafted the ‘Selvedge Denim Collection’ stitching innovation, simplicity and quintessential British style into an outstanding reimagining of the classic fashion wheel.
When you ask the brains behind the outfit, Stacey Wood, she simply says, “Denim is a direct reflection of our brand values. There is no fabric in the world that lives longer, ages more beautifully and looks so cool through all the style evolutions of an entire century. I guess that explains why we've always loved denim. We are also fortunate to have great denim experience within the team and the opportunity to work with a top level factory, Black Horse Lane, right here on our doorstep in London.”
King & Tuckfield can be found in carefully curated line-up of independent and department stores. The full stockist list can be found at kingandtuckfield.com