We just kicked off our men’s fashion month in London where we were lucky enough to spend time with some of our favorite UK designers—backstage and in front of the runway … and damn it flew by. So we should probably catch you up real quick. Below we give you all the fun stuff that goes down at fashion week minus the parts that involve airport security—Here it goes:
You buy a raincoat for when it might rain. Pretty simple. Well, actually not really. What made you purchase it? I think we can all agree that we don’t like to get wet when we don’t have to. It’s like the love of swimming as a child, big pool, but scared of the deep end. The swim shorts Mom makes you wear allows you to engage with the environment. And let’s say Dad purchases you goggles and a snorkel, you know—for that shark you’re never going to see in the pool. Inside of that looming fear of the deep end is exactly what British Menswear Designer of the Year Craig Green explores in his Autumn/Winter ‘17 collection. But less pool and more ocean.
Green cares less about preparing for weather and more about facing it, putting his fear of the seas under a microscope. How can one be truly prepared for the ocean’s vast darkness? By battening down the hatches. Green’s collection explores this with layers of knots, winding ropes, deep navys, and familiar personal touches. Not without a place to hide, oversized woven textiles offers up protection, but all in all the collection is less of about the idea of keeping you dry and more about keeping you on board.