Craig Green arrived at the Paris Fashion Week runway for the first time Sunday morning to showcase his Fall/Winter 2020 collection, unleashing a variety of utilitarian-geared goods that played with the abstract. Continuing to exude his avant-garde pedigree, the runway lit up with an eclectic mix of hard-nosed styles and garments that walked a fine line between the scientific and the medieval.
The collection’s first half was staunchly buffered by outerwear resembling that of protective armor, with contemporary suiting and shirting turned upside down by boxy and robust puffer-like additives. Green waded into the conceptual with extravagant pieces that looked straight out of the Middle Ages, showcasing his love for quilting and embroidery, once again employing his shoelace tapes that loosely hung from garments.
These qualities were furthered in an array of pieces that look like camping tents with ladders hanging from the front and even in pieces that resembled wire mesh attached to the body, emitting cage-like qualities that tie into Green’s continued themes surrounding the dissection of the male psyche. As he shared about the collection, “It’s the idea that you’re given an outfit from birth, and you’ve unfolded it and adapted it, but you’re still carrying it all with you…It’s the idea that you are what you’ve been. That you wear the imprint of your past on you.” This was contrasted by an array of T-shirts, trousers, and ponchos doused with flowers, uttering a nuanced sense of tenderness and openness.
With much of the collection’s experimentation limited to the tops, the collection’s lower half remained much more orthodox — loosely tailored and military-style pants dyed to match the range’s various tones and hues. This was all anchored by a bevy of similarly-toned adidas sneakers, from Superstars to Mundial Team futsal shoes, further placed alongside unique headwear and bag accessories.
You can take a look at Craig Green’s FW20 collection above, and be sure to stay up to date with our Paris Fashion Week coverage.