Founded back in 2008, TukTuk fuses British styling and design with Southern Asian influences; the colours, tastes and scents of Sri Lanka all play a part in the design process. At first glance, each piece seems young and fresh, but when you view the collection as a whole in the SS/12 Lookbook you can see it possesses an understated preppy feel – something that men of all ages could pull off with relative ease.
Primary inspirations for the brand come from their surroundings. Taking inspiration from the wonderful colours, tastes, scents and personalities of South Asia, their products are manufactured from interesting, colourful, unique, and occasional vintage fabrics. They try to avoid mass production where possible, and buy low quantities of fabrics to keep their styles as fresh and as individual as possible and buy low quantities of fabrics to keep their styles as fresh and as individual as possible.
Although a relatively new brand, TukTuk has gone from strength to strength, with pieces from their summer 2012 collection already sold out. So who are TukTuk, and what makes them so unique?
TukTuk’s Creative Director, Mark Scholes, says “Inspiration can come from my surroundings and day to day life; old record sleeves, festivals, fruit stalls. Anything really”. It’s clear to see from the collection, inspiration has been taken from a multitude of sources. TukTuk is a truly unique company offering over and above what other retailers do.
Our range of TukTuk at Stuarts of London