EDWARD CRUTCHLEY AW20
Updated: Aug 10, 2021
“These clothes are the sum of many parts, many places, an impassioned call-to-arms for a revived internationalism."
Without a doubt one of my personal favourites of this season, Edward Crutchley presented his Autumn/Winter 2020 collection, "Glam Epoch", on the first day of London Fashion Week Men's.
I was lucky enough to attend the show, that took place in Skinners All, and to briefly visit the backstage right when models were already in line; it took me only a few moments to sketch Look 3 as rocked by model Phill Radovic.
"Glam Epoch" is a creative clash of cultures, colours and patterns, everything is wisely mixed, referencing Scotland plaids, 90s Versace, Philippines' cuts, Hawaiian shirts and much more. The result is an exuberant and vivid silhouette for a world without borders.
Following the same spirit, Crutchley worked along with other creatives to ultimately see his vision come to life: paintings by artist Erik Jones were incorporated in some designs, while millinery god Stephen Jones was in charge of the hats, influenced by those worn by the Herero people of Namibia.
This sketch, created backstage, is part of my London Fashion Week AW20 live illustrated coverage for L'Officiel Hommes Italia.