I think possibly my fave outerwear pieces this season:
It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact inspiration for Edward Crutchley’s AW17 collection as it seems to transcend various centuries and cultures, but the result is a fusion that is utterly beautiful.
At once referencing Renaissance portraiture, Greek antiquities and 90s MTV, silhouettes and fabrics are a compelling mix of classic vs modern and simple vs extravagant. We see bomber jackets with enlarged collars fabricated in floral silk jacquards; simple oversized wool pieces in autumnal neutral tones; and ultra soft cashmeres forming various pieces of luxurious knitwear.
Tailoring is relaxed and fluid and layering is a key aspect of this collection, allowing items to be trans-seasonal when split apart. Outerwear seems light and easy-to-wear and it’s difficult to imagine a wardrobe in which it wouldn’t fit seamlessly.
Crutchley has also collaborated with a variety of fine craftsmen when creating this collection. Brass jewellery which features throughout is courtesy of Hannah Martin; the oval sunglasses are a collaboration with BLYSZAK and the cashmere knitwear pieces are produced with Johnston’s of Elgin.
Finally, if any of you are dying to own an item from this collection, a t-shirt which incorporates shibori was available to buy immediately after the presentation at Browns.