Edward Crutchley’s latest collection was inspired by his research trip to Indonesia where he discovered a noticeable graphic sensibility that the locals have. Incorporating innovative techniques to the traditional Batik printing, Crutchley was able to produce cool prints with matching gaudy Versace-esque jewelry which includes elaborate headpieces handmade by Indonesian artisans.
British designer Christopher Shannon is undoubtedly one of the most exciting young designers of our time. Recently, he was awarded with the prestigious BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund. The hefty 150,000 pounds pot prize will definitely aid him in expanding his business. For his latest collection, Shannon showcased several ensembles with matching tops and bottoms in oversized silhouettes. He experimented with logos, stripes, cut-outs, prints and scrapbook appliqués using luxe fabrics.
For more info check out www.christophershannon.co.uk
Fashion East was definitely one of the most interesting presentations in London during Fashion Week. I particularly adore Alan Crocetti's well-curated selection of modern jewelry made of silver. Crocetti's wearable accessories are undeniably works of art that revolves around the concept of fixations and obsessions and breakages and attachments. The nose plaster and the slanted earring are among my favorites.
For more info check out www.alancrocetti.com