Craig Green SS21 Delivers a Formal Uniform for a New World

Debuting workwear-indebted pieces that are sartorial yet utilitarian alongside a retro-tinged adidas Originals collaboration.

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London-based designer Craig Green has presented his Spring/Summer 2021 collection and has offered a closer look at his next adidas Originals collaboration.

The SS21 collection is, possibly, Green’s finest to date. Experimental yet familiar, the collection offers dozens of garments served in primary colors that feature archetype design cues that we’ve come to expect from the progressive designer. Standouts include a black and beige ensemble, comprising an oversized hooded cape, a vest complete with elongated straps and square-tipped collars, straight leg work pants and a matching bucket hat, as well as the all-white look made up of a full-length lab coat, a formal shirt featuring a type of Bolo tie element, drawstring pants, and a complementing bag and hat.

Green combines sartorial elements with technical military-indebted design cues, creating a uniform of modern utilitarian workwear. A navy overcoat is formal yet lightly crinkled, while a khaki green blazer serves an army aesthetic thanks to it sinched waist and cumberbund-like belt. The designer’s signature quilted materials find themselves as collarless underlayer jackets, vests, bags, and zip-up Harrington-style jackets, while a final standout wine red boiler suit rounds out the SS21 collection’s most notable looks.

All of the models are seen wearing what can only be described as the future of work from home footwear. Developed in collaboration with adidas Originals, these boot-like shoes come in colors including white, black, and tan, each featuring a sandal opening at the toe and more holes at the heel and ankle. There’s another similar pair, which looks more like a leg cuff.

Finally, Craig Green presents his adidas Originals sneaker collaboration in the form of three new styles and one specially developed sole. The first of the sneakers is vintage yet futuristic in approach — this is thanks to a technical multi-paneled and multi-colored uppers that sit atop a carved gum sole unit, finished with a ridged gum toe bumper, rope lace detailing on the body, contrast stitching that segments the shoe into different areas, and because of the choice of colorways used.

Joining this is a retro-looking pair served in two colorways. It looks to be made of a mesh material and is supported by suede panels on the toe and heel, while leather has been used for the heel tab near the collar where you’ll find adidas branding. Further adidas Trefoil branding can be seen on the tongue, while subtle Three Stripes are seen in blue or pink on the lateral. A low-profile midsole sports the Trefoil logo in a raised circle by the toe.

Take a look at the entire Craig Green Spring/Summer 2021 collection and accompanying adidas Originals collaboration in the galleries above.

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