It’s that time of the year again folks! Yep, in less than a month London Collections Men will kick off the SS15 show season, sending us all into a flurry of street style images, blurry instagram finale videos and trend reports galore. It is around this time that I tend to swot up on what my favourite British menswear designers that presented last season, as it preps me for their shows (and gets me super excited too).
A stand out performance from last season, was without a doubt Craig Green. Presenting as part of the MAN show, Craig Green is known for his directional collections, that verge on the sculptural. He is the Bea Szenfeld of menswear. If you don’t know who Bea Szenfeld is, then I strongly advice you to google her after you finish reading this – think huge origami gowns constructed solely from paper. In comparison to Green’s SS14 collection comprising of wooden planks, his AW14 performance was incredibly paired back. “Paired back” is not a term used to mask boring, in this instance it’s employed to suggest a subtler take on the designer’s incredible craftsmanship. Green presented breathtaking hand-painted and faded print-on-print designs inspired by Persian rugs, employed to convey Green’s ‘anti-digital’ ethos. Floor length coats and skirts, nodded to ceremonial gowns of the east and gave the collection a feminine mood, with a touch of the bondage courtesy of leather harnesses. Sure to be a highlight on the LCM calendar, I can’t wait to see what Green has in store for us menswear lovers for SS15!