Feature Image Courtesy of Ella Dror PR
Taking inspiration from late Renaissance portraiture, archival English silks, Greek antiquities and the 90s heyday of MTV, Edward Crutchley lifts centuries-old craftsmanship into something current, compelling and chic.
The AW17 collection is all pomp and circumstance, with references ranging from the riddling symbolism of Elizabeth I’s Rainbow Portrait to the grace of Bruegel’s Hunters In The Snow; from the vivid flora of textile designer Anna Maria Garthwaite to Miss Marple’s fictional village of St Mary Mead; from a Fustanella swaying with pride to the zeros of Korean Hanbok.
The collection features luminous technical silk jacquard, pressed wool blanketing, 18th century inspired florals printed onto fluid silk; slick high-shine nylon and ultra soft cashmere. This is trans-seasonal dressing, with oversized bombers, fitted wrap vests and a new slant on reductionist tailoring.
Stylist: Julian Ganio
Casting: Sophie Lynas at Leda Casting
Press Release: Dal Chodha
Set Design: Studio Lune
Hair: Lee Machin at Caren Agency
Make-up: Lyz Marsden at Caren Agency
Sunglasses in collaboration with Blyszak
Jewellery in collaboration with Hannah Martin