Craig Green’s Spring/Summer 15 collection, titled "The Modern Wanderers", was first presented at his debut solo show at London Collections: Men through the Newgen Men initiative. Drifting naturally from his previous collection: from patterns to palettes of block colours and chemical brights, the collection goes deeper than just the material. Green tells a story through his clothes, one of a mass exodus led by banner men towards the brink of abandon.
The Modern Wanderers editorial shot by photography duo, Scandebergs, draws inspiration from the Romantic painting The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar Friedrich. It combines an energetic oriental inspired aesthetic – through a re-interpretation of QiGong, an ancient Chinese practice – with a calm and brooding mood of mystery and journeying to evoke a near heroic vision of Green’s modern wanderer.
The collection focuses on a minimal palette of black, white and bright blue. The slits and tassels work together to create a sort of “flat-pack” functionality, transforming it from restrictive to flyaway within a matter of seconds just from tying and untying. It also shows Green’s unconventional use of materials such as wood and plastic to create a subtle juxtaposition of an almost workwear aesthetic of jerseys and denims through an undoubtedly luxury prism. It is a conversation of freedom and restraint, fashion and time.