Recent Central Saint Martins menswear MA graduate Craig Green has just hit the TrendWatch radar. His minimalistic tunics paired with paper-mache geometric “luggages” have a very strong visual impact. “I looked at a lot of religious dress and minimalist construction,” he says, “I became obsessed with clothing as a uniform—sometimes, it’s oppressive but it also provides [the wearer] with a sense of belonging and a feeling of community.” About his luggages he said, “They were inspired by luggage carriers and nomads, the structures have connotations of religious pilgrimage and they dwarf the models, creating abstract, almost menacing silhouettes.”
Green is a big advocate of hands on every part of the process in his designs. “I’m big on “do it yourself,” he says. “I’d rather just make it on my own because then mistakes happen. And sometimes mistakes lead you to something so much newer.” Case-in-point, Green’s block printed tie-dye was the result of a projection experiment gone wrong. “If I had someone digitally print the tie dye in the beginning, I never would have made that mistake,” says Green of the happy accident.