Words by Tonderai Collen Demerez
If there is two things I love in fashion is Boho clothing and androgynous dressing, and somehow Edward Crutchley managed to combine those two things together to make the most perfect garments. The AW17 collection was all about pop and circumstance making references ranging from the riddling symbolism of Elizabeth I’s Rainbow Portrait to the grace of Bruegel’s Hunters In The Snow Edward. The collection had luminous technical jacquard, pressed wool blanketing, 18thcentury inspired floral prints on fluid silk, slick high-shine nylon and ultra-soft cashmere. The clothes were made for trans-seasonal dressing, having fitted wrap vests, hoodies, oversized bomber jackets and a slant on reductionist tailoring. Edward Crutchely was also amongst the menswear designers to show skirts for men, styling a pleated skirt with a silk shirt and high neck t-shirt. However one of the best parts of the collection were the accessories, more so in referring to the oval sunglasses made in collaboration with BLYSZAK. With Edward Crutchley continuing to show us such fine craftsmanship we have much to look forward to from him.
Photos by Edward Crutchley