“It made me feel like maybe it wasn’t for me, you know, maybe I should be doing something else...”
Craig Green, now tipped as British Menswear Designer of the Year, is conceptual, sculptural and inquisitive. With the search for “a new paradise, and how that paradise may be perceived by different individuals” as his starting point the pieces have come to be one of the most celebrated and moving aspects of his practice.
The SS18 collections delivered dramatic looks including kite-like sculptures in a palette of black, khaki and indigo, the ominous shades gave way to pure white, stone and, eventually, bold, almost joyous pieces in pink, blue, red, yellow and green, with patterns that mirrored the angular lines of the talismans. The work that has emerged from the sometimes innocent and abstract is extraordinary.
“No one wants to see boring clothes walking up and down the catwalk in a show; a nice pair of trousers doesn’t make you think or feel anything does it?” – Craig Green