Craig Green SS20 Is Anything But Minimal

Craig Green SS20 Is Anything But Minimal

Embracing everything menswear has not been lately, Craig Green brought a loud, bright and complex collection to London Fashion Week for SS20.

Embracing everything menswear has not been lately, Craig Green brought a loud, bright and complex collection to London Fashion Week for SS20.

Text: Julian Wright

Menswear has become increasingly simple. The influence of streetwear from brands like Off-White and Supreme have stripped men down to baggy basics and brandished logos. The modern man has welcomed this style with open arms, but it's not the only one being well-received. Craig Green proved this in London with his SS20 menswear line.

Green didn't shy away from elaborate ensembles. In fact, those may have been the only things seen traveling down the runway. The designer said his inspiration came from the self-gaze and visual inspection one confronts in the mirror. Justly, the garments in this collection matched anatomy, with pieces featuring ribbing and padding to match natural muscular lines. The closing garments even went as far as to add a superimposed male body to their exteriors.

Green wasn't always so literal. He attacked his motif with a more grandiose approach by amplifying and extending elements of the body with his use of structure and color. Large gingham cloaks shrouded models with baggy movement. Translucent plastic garments, reminiscent of Mexican Easter Lanterns, heightened and broadened shoulders. These large outfits left many bodies amorphous, directing attention away from the figure and towards color or structure.

Craig Green SS20 menswear didn't follow trends - it's a line for those who seek to start their own. You can see some of the looks from the show in the photoset below.

Credits: Photos Courtesy of Vogue Runway

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