Craig Green is out here thinking and making us think – or psychoanalyse. This collection was a down-the-rabbit-hole of endless inspiration: Marie Kondo-inspired gingham caftans baring Kondo’s instruction diagrams for folding shirts; gleaming leather patches, created whilst thinking about its protection for bikies; and a celebration of Easter and Mexican folk art through wafer-thin paper cutout suits in all the coming-to-be classic colours of the Greenbow. Craig Green calls his men ‘travellers’ and they have begun a new phase of instinctive exploration, much like Green himself. They glided on a mirrored runway, illuminated with a celebratory purpose. The illusion of translucence on deconstructed workwear felt weightless, padded satin patterned jumpsuits framed by swinging gloves. The final lineup of jackets were printed with images of a man’s body. Self-assured, self-conscious and as Green called it, a self-study. “Examining further, an unrelinquishing gaze reveals larger shifts in perception, that begin to bend the parameters of established ideas.” We like a challenge.
by Roxy Lola