Embrace the ALTER CULTURE.
For Autumn/ Winter 2017, Andrea Crews explored the freedom of the outdoors. They consider an escape from urban chaos as a blessing, an opportunity to take in the beauty of nature and leave the ‘aggression of city dwellers’ behind.
The collection draws the open air inspiration onto the clothing by decorating canvas’ with mountain flowers, layering materials like the glacier strata and using fabrics such as sheepskin- a contradiction to the raw urban denim they also use.
Crews dip into ski-wear creating innovative parkas and decorating herbariums with alpine flowers whilst taking steps into the hiking world through Barbour jackets and corduroy trousers. They examine the links between ‘performance and craftsmanship, futurism and romanticism and nature and technology’ to create their combinations of designs.
Andrea Crews have held true to their values by continuing to work with upcycling and collaborations. They worked with DUPERRE students to transform their wool jumpers and RE;CODE’s RTW collection which was reimagined in order to reduce waste production.
Check out the Andrea Crews Autumn/Winter 2017 Menswear collection as it appeared on the runway at Paris Fashion Week: