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Joseph

The brand Joseph was founded by the Moroccan Joseph Ettedgui. After opening his boutique in London, he launched his own label, known for a refreshing simplicity and clean-cut style.

 

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About the designer


Moroccan-born hairdresser Joseph Ettedgui moved to London in 1960 together with his brother Maurice. They set up a hair salon on Kings Road, the centre of sophistication and luxury fashion. He always had an interest in fashion which was fuelled by his well-dressed elite clientele and their stories on the fashion industry. Inspired by their experiences, he felt the urge to create something that exceeded their expectations on retail and launched his own boutique in the 1970s.
Joseph's aim was to inspire his customers by working with a renowned interior architect and importing contemporary it-brands of that time. Without any background in fashion, he had the rare talent of predicting the outcome of fashion trends which made him and his boutique extremely popular. Joseph Ettedgui launched his own label in 1972 and sold it next to the brands he introduced to the UK's fashion audience. Currently the brand is under the creative direction of Louise Trotter.

Collection autumn/winter 2017


Complementarily reflecting on each other, Louise Trotter’s autumn/winter offering for Joseph embodies a merge of masculine tailoring with the ideal women’s wardrobe. Oversized outerwear worn off the shoulder, contrasting florals and clashing fabric combinations gave typical menswear staples a bold spin this season. Trotter’s recognizable touch is distinguished by excessive knits in refined wool next to an oily PVC trench or an elaborated vinyl military coat. Dapper oversized suiting in jacquard or drill and topstitched overalls against trimmed lace dresses in a glowing red, express the designer’s exploration of the Maison within its refined parameters.