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LFWM: EDWARD CRUTCHLEY Spring Summer 2020 Collection

Edward Crutchley explores nostalgia without being nostalgic with his latest collection

EDWARD CRUTCHLEY
Photo © Edward Crutchley

Discover Edward Crutchley‘s Spring Summer 2020 Collection that explores tradition and revolution – looking back but thinking ahead, presented on Saturday June 8th, during the ongoing London Fashion Week Men’s.

SPRING SUMMER 2020 MENSWEAR COLLECTIONS

EDWARD CRUTCHLEY
Photo © Edward Crutchley
EDWARD CRUTCHLEY
Photo © Edward Crutchley

Edward Crutchley’s latest co-ed collection explores nostalgia without being nostalgic. He recalls a stuffy Britain aghast at Ikea’s 1996 ‘Chuck out your chintz’ TV commercial and celebrates the suburban style of Hyacinth Bucketin the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances. SS20 mourns the decline of the British floral and its familiar role in the 9 to 5 uniform of the aspirational middle-class. Arcadian print suggests a perversity rooted in power dressing and play.

Photo © Edward Crutchley
Photo © Edward Crutchley

Sloppy oversized shoulders, drape front skirts, double-front coats and two-button blazers bring to mind the ball-busting Marlene in Caryl Churchill’s 1982 play Top Girls. Trousers are high at the waist and have rounded hips – they are cropped to reveal a foot firmly placed in a smart patent loafer or sharp printed silk stiletto by Christian Louboutin. Signature Hawaiian shirts have a plunging neckline. Dresses are wrapped and draped with vast, off the shoulder Leg O’ Mutton sleeves. The textile has a formal flimsiness. A light, calendar-pressed wool flannel that Crutchley produced for his Woolmark Prize winning collection is used for suiting. The dynamism of viscose and silk satin are weighed down with twee pattern. Taffeta, flannel, mohair canvas and metallic printed lurex hold their form.

Tamara Mellon

Styling: Julian Ganio
Casting: Sophie Lynas at Leda Casting
Music: Michel Gaubert
Hats: Stephen Jones
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Show production: Antony Waller
Jewellery: Gianluigi Zoccheddu and Victoria Rickard
Hair: Kota Suizi at Caren using Phyto
Make-up: Amy Wright at Caren using CeraVe
Nails: Marie-Louise Carter at Caren using Elegant Touch
and Artist Nail Design courtesy of Louella Belle
Runway photography: Helle Moos
Backstage photographer: Francisco Gomez de Villaboa
Runway video: Joe Wilson
Press Release: Dal Chodha
With thanks to Yang Jin Dian, Karen Coughlan and John Handford, Ata and Salients at TRUK 1609, James and team at James Bosley Studio, Andrew and team at The London Embroidery Studio, Caren, Vicky and all at Caren Agency
Images courtesy of © The Lobby London / Edward Crutchley

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