CRAIG GREEN SS18
For SS18, Craig Green displayed all the breadth of his talent in a collection that captured his past, present and future.
You could see glimmers of his previous work in those tight fitting tops, which he had discarded in recent seasons in favour of a more workwear aesthetic. Interestingly enough, they took on a sportswear vibe this time around thanks to figure-flattering panelling and cross-stitching. Additionally, Green’s moving artworks made a return to the catwalk as the models walked with wooden structures strapped to their chests. Adorned with colourful fabrics, they were a celebration of Green’s love for cloth and the creative possibilities that come from stretching one’s imagination.He did just that with tops that combined fabric manipulations to a sumptuous level of intricacy. Most beautiful of all was a rope detail across the body that let room for small swatches to delicately drape out. Paired with string accents, they created a most arresting patchwork.
A new addition to the Craig Green vocabulary was the denim, which came wide-legged (obviously) and with signature key-hole detailing.Most emblematic of the designer’s now honed in craft, were the nomadic Eastern-inspired looks. For SS18, they were deployed in a feast of gorgeous colours, printed with scenes of beaches and sunrises. It made for a powerful, poetic and, most of all, hopeful finish.
Words by Martin Noives