Wednesday, 18 June 2014

London Collections: Men - Craig Green

Watching Craig Green’s evolution over the past few seasons has been very special indeed. His unrestrained, raw talent is almost intoxicating so watching him move from season to season refining his craft has been quietly magical. This season saw Craig’s first solo show without the backing of MAN, with many on the front row moved to tears by the poetic, unnerving beauty of his collection. Described by Craig as a “silent protest”, models glided down the runway flanked by wooden structures sheathed in loosely tied fabric which floated in their wake. The collection was completely stripped back, unstructured with muted colour palettes and fabrics resulting in a collection which stood on its own, far away from the clamour of LC:M and the other brash collections.
"I feel like every season is a reaction to the one before, so this season we wanted it to be freer and we wanted it to feel beautiful, in a way. For the fabric to have a beauty to it with the movement and the flags and everything, was so important. Everything was meant to have a delicateness and a beauty even though it was kind of hard and padded and drapey and a had lot of fabric. It was the movement of it. It was meant to be masculine but it's a kind of beauty rather than something feminine.” Craig Green.

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