Craig Green was back to London after showing as the guest designer at Pitti Uomo in June.
Held in the brick vaults of Old Billingsgate, London’s former fish market on the Thames, the show was the new opportunity for Green to show his exploration of protection and performance, this time across centuries and cultures. ‘’There were lots of ideas about medieval tradition and craft as we went through it’’, Green said.
Those aspirations translated into looks ranging from peeling harnesses wrapped around the body made from crocheted-elastic to long hooded coats that had plain fronts and lavishly printed backs. There were also many looks that seemed to refer to religious clothing and the martial arts.
The show was also a salute to the sensitive man. ‘’A man made of glass” who carried “that idea of fragility’’, as he said, and who were wearing sheets of transparent, nylon anoraks – red, green, pink, blue – which looked like translucent windows on feelings. The show ended with six hooded parkas. Simple, black and white in the front, colored graphic-heavy in the back, displaying an eclectic collage of cultural references from around the world as observed by Green.