Edward Crutchley autumn/winter 2018 collection catwalk show for LFWM
Ironmongers Hall with its beautiful mahogany paneling was the perfect historical setting for Edward Crutchley’s return to the runway for the autumn/winter 2018 collection. Taking inspiration from the 16th century novel, Journey to the West, Edward Crutchley takes us on a spiritual journey as he explores visual communication beyond the constraints of traditional language giving the collection an overall sense of exploration and far off adventures.
There was a familiarity in the use of over sized silhouettes, a warm autumnal colour palette and the inclusion of large embroidered prints, however this collection even with its influences of Chinese folk religion and mythology had a certain modernness and surprisingly more wearable feel to it than last years collection.
One model wore a stunning metallic/copper skirt with a tanned jumper tucked at the waist that felt instantly wearable. Accessorised with a heavily printed brown and burnt orange shawl held at her waist, the inclusion maintained the overall vibe of the show and was a piece that truly showed the wearability of the collection.
The fabrics used in the collection were, as always, outstanding. The rich silks shone beautifully under the light and the heavier velvet pieces added to the endlessly inviting nature of the clothes.
Edward Crutchley has achieved what you always hope for when viewing a new collection and that is to be transported to another time or place. The collaboration with Emoji has also proved a great success with an array of mesmerising, abstract prints worthy of a show all of their own.
Photos: Huw Jenkins
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