Turbulence is a collection based around an imaginary plane crash. Helena pictured a class of architecture students going on a field trip, but their plane crashed somewhere over Antarctica. At first the focus was all about architecture and on the cuts. She then read about newly discovered freshwater lakes in Antarctica, which were completely frozen and hidden from the world, filled with new life forms. This intriguing story was brought into the collection as well as the shapes from the Antarctic landscape.
About Helena Tellow
Helena Tellow is a Swedish designer with a great love for the craft behind fashion and striking illustrations. She aims to create innovative yet wearable clothes and her goal is to design garments that are as functional as they are covetable. After studies at the Cutter’s Academy in Gothenburg and work in Paris and in Jaipur, Helena moved to London where she is now based. In 2012 she graduated cum laude at Istituto Marangoni while interning at Vivienne Westwood and Erdem alongside her studies. She is currently working as junior graphic designer at Paul Smith.
Helena Tellow Turbulence Seat 8 D Wool Skirt
Mini crème white skirt with a raw edged hem is given a spark with beading. The shape of the beading was inspired by an aeroplane window.
Helena Tellow Turbulence Antarctica Wool Dress
The idea behind this dress was to really let the wool speak for itself without any finishings. Classic tailoring details but with a twist in form of the inside out darts is mixed with a colourful organza print in the underskirt.
Helena Tellow Turbulence Zephyr Wool Jacket
The love of knits was the force behind the choice of materials for this voluminous wool jacket. The shape is inspired by snowy landscapes in Antarctica.
Helena Tellow Turbulence Aviation Wool Dress
This grey wool dress has a torn look mixed with classic tailored details. Incorporated jersey details ads to the idea of the classic grey t-shirt combined with with lovely beaded shapes.
Helena Tellow Turbulence Black Box Wool Jacket
The inspiration behind this black boxy shaped wool jacket was parachute straps which can be seen at the manipulated collar, which wraps around the shoulders. In contrast it has lovely organza details at the sleeves.