Fewer things were in the forefront of my mind going into the gloom of January than Quality Streets. They were, however, the lightening bolt-esque concept that landed slap bang in my lap at Craig Green’s #LFWM #AW19 show.
The eagerly anticipated return of British menswear darling, Craig Green, saw T-shirts in sweetie wrapper plastics and a series of experimental half-and-half parkas, intricately crocheted patterns based on the graphics of bank notes and an original take on a British classic.
The collection was inspired, as Green himself has remarked, by “…the idea of a man made of glass.” The concept was transformed into reality using transparent materials that turned plastic fantastic into an eco-conscious display worthy of likening to notorious past collections by Paco Rabanne and Versace.
Forgive the slight tinge of cynicism, but, the ability to access all manner of debate and chatter has started to hamper my usual enthusiasm. I can’t help feeling that Green’s collection left me focusing less on the designer’s ingenuities when using the crochet and ruching elements which would usually be more at home in a womenswear line and more on a comment made by Green himself, “it’s just bin liner but its obsessively elasticated which makes it look like bubble wrap.”
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