A new definition of “being royal”.
Regal, distinctive and powerful are without a doubt the main words considered by the audience during Edward Crutchley’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection presentation. The English designer has delivered his spectacular first fashion show, kicking in London Fashion Week Men’s day one.
After only two presentations, Edward Crutchley is now playing in the big league at LFWM: the textile consultant and menswear creative held his show in Barbican’s Ironmongers Hall – a Medieval venue filled with wooden furniture and an endless collection of typical paintings. Establishing his power and consolidating his ‘everyone’s favourite’ status, Crutchley opted for rich motifs, brocade and striking silhouettes.
In a Spring/Summer 2018 fashion show where gender is no longer relevant, cropped bomber jackets were worn over print jumpsuits and punctuated with Converse sneakers while floral sets were associated with sheer stockings. Halfway between a hard rock ambiance and a Elizabethan mood – note the obvious architecture of the silhouette, with the very exaggerated waist panels – the whole show reminded us that indeed, it was possible to get the best of both worlds: the historical and the modern, the feminine and the masculine, the neutral and the glitter. This must be Edward Crutchley’s definition of being royal.
Check out the Edward Crutchley Autumn/Winter 2017 collection in full below: