The superstructures and scaffolding mounted on Craig Green‘s clothes were back in Paris. His poetic and nomadic creations, marking a return to the British designer’s roots, were shown in a gallery covered entirely with white tarps at the Musée de l’Homme on the Trocadéro esplanade.
This season, Craig Green reflected metaphorically on the question of self-improvement, the gap between who you are and who you will be when you grow up. This translated into a series of conceptual looks embracing accessories and adornments from everyday life, such as stirrups, water bottles, sheathed tools, World War II dust covers, ladders, parachutes or suitcases that wouldn’t open or cans you couldn’t drink out of. Harnesses and lanyards, very present in all the designer’s collections, joined in, referring to protection in a conceptual way. “You are protected by the things you gain as you get older”, he said.
What about the clothes? They were more preppy than usual, with gorgeous waxy cotton jackets, padded blazers, leather ties, pantsuits, paper-tarp coats as well as ensembles with school crest-inspired patterns. As the collection progressed, the colors got brighter and the silhouettes got bigger and bigger. The show ended with a very colorful and upbeat finale, with quilted and padded coats with heraldic patterns in a rainbow of apricot, mint and gray as if they were the armor acquired as an adult.