Central Saint Martins M.A. student Craig Green isn’t one to embrace convention, as evidenced by the presentation of his graduate Fall/Winter 2012 collection. While the entire course was already teaching the students to move away from the obligations of typical shoulder-to-knee decorated dress, Green’s designs tend to lean towards monochromatic escapism, while looking to the past to redefine the modern man. For his Fall/Winter 2012 collection, the inspiration is clearly from the Middle East, with an aesthetic that distinctly hails the religious journeys or vows of poverty undertaken by Persian Dervishes. The collection is dominated by flowing abaya-esque robes, and taqiyah caps in austere black and white hues — all taking on a prophetic theme of its own: one of a silent protest, a vow of poverty, or an occupation of sorts of the modern fashion runway.