Why you need to see Edward Crutchley AW16 Menswear Close Up

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Edward Crutchley AW 16

London Fashion Week is swiftly approaching, time to turn to some of our favourite homegrown talents. Over a year ago we interviewed Central Saint Martins graduate Edward Crutchley. At that time, he had just debuted his eponymous line with Fashion East and was consulting for Pringle of Scotland and Kayne West while working on textiles with Louis Vuitton’s creative director Kim Jones. After only two seasons he presented AW16 as a stand-alone presentation, which was hosted by no other than Kim Jones.

Edward Crutchley’s AW16 collection referenced the countryside and landscape of Yorkshire, where he was raised. He told WWD, “It’s really about the dales, the valleys, the hills, the moors, the rocks. But not in a literal ‘This is the countryside’ way — more trying to capture the spirit or a feeling of landscape and the mood that that landscape creates.”

Edward Crutchley captures the essence of his native Yorkshire

Crutchley has captured the essence of Yorkshire with the coat covered in a camouflage coloured Oak leaf print, but a more subtle reference was the beautiful Yorkshire cashmere sweater coats and British fine wool suits. Crutchley made this collection even more personal by embroidering the names of meaningful people and places in Yorkshire on a beautiful midnight blue satin blanket and robe. “I really love the embroidered satin blanket. All over it is embroidered with family nick names, codes for all my friends who I worked with on my collection and my favorite places back home. It’s an incredibly personal piece,” Crutchley told Vogue Paris.

Edward Crutchley worked with two of Britain’s oldest companies: Toye, Kenning and Spencer the world’s oldest medal maker on the badges, and with Lock and Co the world’s oldest hatters, on a range of rabbit felt hats.

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While working on textiles with Jones for Louis Vuitton, he still continually impresses audiences with his own collection, which is rooted in traditional textile techniques and craftsmanship.

We ask you to take a closer look at Crutchley’s AW16 textiles and embroidered garments – it’s all in the little details!

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Edward Crutchley AW16
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Edward Crutchley AW16
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Edward Crutchley AW16
crutchley aw16
Edward Crutchley AW16
crutchley aw16
Edward Crutchley AW16
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Edward Crutchley AW16
edward crutchley aw16
Edward Crutchley
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Edward Crutchley
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Edward Crutchley AW16

View his Spring/Summer 2017 collection here.