Craig Green's Spring/Summer 2015 show left attendees in tears with its zen-like tranquility and abstract, freely-imagined pieces, cementing the designer as one of London's brightest young talents. Green's Spring/Summer 2016 showcase took his flowing silhouettes and imbued them with a flirtatious sense of humour, this time prompting smirks, not tears, from the show's attendees.
Adding women for the first time into the mix, Green's models walked to a dramatic Hans Zimmer soundtrack, donning the designer's signature blend of workwear and martial arts garb that, according to the show's press release, were "invested with an exaggerated level of detail intended as cultish and seemingly symbolic."
Various playful, tongue-in-cheek motifs made their way into the lineup, as chests gushed with long rolls of fabric and male models were given mock breasts thanks to twisted and pinched detailing, while models with huge, oversized banners were left vulnerable with exposed midriffs.
Craig Green has fast established himself as one of the fashion world's most exciting new names - albeit one of the highly conceptual, Rei Kawakubo variety. While his previous spring presentation may go down as the stuff of legend, with the exception of the bold palette (with the hi-vis orange perhaps alluding to Green's playful adaptation of utlitywear) and the wistful humor, this season was very much business as usual.
For a more detailed insight into Green's abstract world, check out our interview with the man himself in Issue 10 of our very own print publication.