The Tony Chestnut Fall/Winter 2014 Line is Inspired by Culture

By: Jordy E  - Dec 12, 2014
References: tonychestnut & missmoss.co.za
The Tony Chestnut Fall/Winter 2014 collection is modeled after the classic look of Mennonites. The brand has deliberately channeled the way Mennonites live off the land, hence its display of relaxed, rustic fashion with modern twists.

Designer Jill Sawatzky is the mastermind behind this Tony Chestnut line. Sawatzky drew inspiration from her own ancestors via her incorporation of androgynous, utilitarian, modest and simplistic motifs. Frugality is also essential to each piece, instantly apparent in the pastoral fabrics and relaxed manner of dress.

Sawatzky has also managed to walk a thin line between masculinity and femininity. While dainty color-blocked frocks are featured, this Tony Chestnut series also incorporates black oxford shoes, top hats, slouchy beanies and crisp, structured button up shirts.