Craig Green A/W 2018
The designer draws on the blueprints of masculine dress for his latest offering
Scene setting: Craig Green has always been interested in sculpture and form. His contemplative and intellectual fashion shows are often completed with models carrying abstract wooden sculptures, designed by David Curtis-Ring. For his A/W 2018 show, Green erected his most powerful show set to date at the Workshop on Lambeth High Street. The brand created a backdrop of hanging black panels, which separated the show set into sections, and featured bright beams of light at their intersects, which models walked between as the show began.
Mood board: Green has become known for his intricately detailed and designed clothing, which takes inspiration from military silhouettes, utilitarianism and uniforms- be that of boyscouts of deep sea divers. For A/W 2018, he was preoccupied with ‘blueprints of masculine dress’, culminating in exaggerated looks which resembled parachuters outfits, detailed with graphic military-inspired ‘gig seams’, running the length of torsos and legs as 3D folds. Green also developed the denim offering he showcased for S/S 2018, with wide legged jeans in dark denim, and sent out a jersey tracksuit with the brand’s signature hole motif- both commercially savvy options, complementing his more avant-garde designs.
Best in show: Green worked with David Curtis-Ring on a series of wearable wooden sculptures strapped to the torsos of models and covered in colourful latex. As models walked down the catwalk, the sculptures bobbed and the bright latex resembled filled water balloons associated with childhood games. Also building on this naïveté , Green showcased panelled multicoloured knitwear with cut out panels, and patches of delicate crochet.