2 posts tagged "Alan Crocetti"
From the Operating Room to Sumba, Fashion East’s Menswear Designers Find Inspiration in Unlikely Places-------
Fashion East Men’s latest outing was inventive even by its high standards, proof that Lulu Kennedy’s talent farm keeps producing the best of breed. It started with a clinical and slightly sinister jewelry collection from Alan Crocetti (the man behind the mouthpieces at Bobby Abley’s MAN Fall 2014 show). The goods were inspired by the external fixtures that hold surgically inserted pins in a broken bone. There were a couple firsts in the jewelry world: a “palm ring” (a band that wrapped around the hand) and a silver tab placed above the nose in the same way a bandage would appear after rhinoplasty surgery (pictured, below).
Next up was textile specialist Edward Crutchley, who became obsessed with ikat prints after a recent trip to Sumba, Indonesia. Ikat is a busy pattern to begin with, but that didn’t stop the designer from layering one look with leggings, shorts, and a tunic in the print.
Marques’Almeida carried on its love affair with deconstructed, raw-edged denim, taking a cue from its own FW 2014 women’s collection. Loose, slouchy denim with raw hems said hip kids on a road trip.
A surprise last-minute guest was the California-born, British-educated Shaun Samson, who, after some visa issues, came back to London late last night. Models lounging around cots in a “tent” sported board shorts with doodle prints, graphic thunderclap sweaters, and Boy Scout scarves. Talk about camp.
The final designer, Martine Rose, a Fashion East veteran who was invited back for this outing, was brief in her presentation—just one look of her trademark baggy sweatpants combined with a long leather jacket and knit turtleneck (pictured, below). The ensemble was a teaser for a larger project she has slated for the fall with a top photographer, but for now she remains tight-lipped on the details.
They’re coming…The Spring ’15 menswear shows are upon us, set to kick off in London on June 15, and this season, Fashion East’s Menswear Presentations are back with a bold quartet of up-and-coming brands. On June 16, Lulu Kennedy’s emerging talent initiative will invite jewelry designer Alan Crocetti, textile specialist Edward Crutchley, Fashion East womenswear alums Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of Marques’Almeida, and special guest Martine Rose to show off their latest menswear offerings. “We love putting on the presentations—everything from curating the mix of talented designers both brand-new and established, to watching guests explore the venue,” Kennedy told Style.com. “The way the designers show off their work is always highly creative and individual. You get a real sense of their ‘worlds,’ and unlike a catwalk show, they can be front-of-house, chatting to journalists and buyers and enjoying the atmosphere—which is always party-like!” This season will be more “party-like” than ever, thanks to Fashion East’s ongoing partnership with Red Bull Catwalk Studio and a special performance from producer and rapper Rejjie Snow. But don’t be mistaken—Fashion East isn’t just about a good time and bumpin’ beats. If the success of its menswear alums like Craig Green, Sibling, Agi & Sam, Astrid Andersen, and Lou Dalton is any indication, Kennedy’s platform is the premier place to spot the fashion stars of tomorrow.