Anna Teurnell is on the move this year. Having recently set up a shop in Stockholm, she brought her spring collection to Paris where she presented it to a small audience in an elegant apartment. On a call, she described the gathering as “intime” and explained the idea was to conjure “some sense of luxury.” Those adjectives can be applied to what Teurn Studios stands for as a whole. This Swede’s version of luxury has nothing to do with logos or big statements, rather it revolves around the use of quality materials (pliant leather, downy cashmere) to reimagine, and push, familiar silhouettes. She described her clothes as “kind of uniforms that you wear to strengthen and empower yourself.”
Teurnell’s aesthetic exists at the cross-section of Scandinavian minimalism and American sportswear. This season preppy-ish elements, such as super-sized polo shirts and a V-neck sweater, shared space with easy tailoring in white or beige that had a touch of the ’90s about it. There were also narrow capri pants, as she called them, which she showed with a rich-looking black leather zipped tunic.
But the big story here is shorts. Teurnell, who had been “living” in full-legged jeans, chopped them off to just below the knee for a casual look. More polished were tailored versions paired with neat vests. “At the moment I’m so obsessed with trousers,” she said. “Maybe shorts are the perfect summer version of them because you can move and you can walk. They make you feel liberated.”