Totem is the next venture of Kate Bonhôte who, after graduating from Fashion Design at Central St Martins worked as a stylist and costume designer. She then went on to co set up an internationally acclaimed and award winning London based brand and concept store/gallery Beyond the Valley, whose main focus was supporting emerging creatives and artists.
SS18 Spaghetti Western Desert Landscape is the debut SS18 collection from Totem, an exploration into the designer’s Arabian childhood home and all its mystical properties. Our utilitarian durable soft denim pieces embellished with playful arid animal motifs are mixed with gingham rain capes and collarless jackets, draped over colourful all over printed knits. Desert dwellers give way to cowboy spaghetti western influences as well as Native American peaceful vibes.
For this season Totem collaborated with Ruby Taylor, a fellow Hackney based illustrator to create the tribal Totem emblem all over print and embroidery details. She perfectly captured the whimsical antics of the season and the hidden gems found in a barren playground.
The look book was shot by international photographer and eco activist Richard Allenby-Pratt whose main body of work seeks to visually document the environmental impact of human activities.
In this era of fast fashion and profits over people the Eco aspect of Totem is not just a marketing tool but a way of life. A simple decision made by any parent. Yes!
Nearly entirely organic; an exception will only be made if a fabric is unique and durable with a low carbon footprint. Even trims and accessories will be Eco where possible. All fabrics are OEKO-TEX approved, textiles free from harmful substances.
Currently we are producing everything in the UK to keep it local as well as enjoy the high working standards that we are lucky to have here in Europe.
Tried and tested on happy children.
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