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EDWARD CRUTCHLEY

February 8, 2019

photographs Helle Moos

words Stefan Howarth

 

Edward Crutchley gave us a sartorial, no-frills collection with a dash of glamour for his fall/winter 2019 show. We saw metallic sheens, detailed prints and fur embroideries juxtaposed with relaxed workwear in eighties-style tailoring. The collection - rife with comfortable and ample silhouettes – was described as business wear with a bite, enhanced with luxurious creations and gothic detail. For this season, Crutchley gave us a subdued palette of grays, greens, muted camel and chocolate brown.

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Inspired by Grace Jones in A view to a kill, there was a nod to power dressing, pomp and parties with drama and shine running through the collection, from the maxi velvet capes to silk robes, Lurex tops and pillbox hats. No-nonsense tailoring with loose pinstripe pants were matched with luxe cashmere knits and layered under swishing three-button coats. Wool pants were embellished with zips, and draped pencil skirts were worn with a matching blazer.

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Gothic nails, eye makeup and Amish-style hats by Stephen Jones Millinery all added a touch of elegance and the attitude was one of dressing for the occasion. A standout piece was the Lurex dress, slim fit in silvery-gold metallic Lurex, styled with a larger-than-life hat and sky-high Christian Louboutins. A powerful collection to absolutely die for, wearable workwear that packs a punch not only in the office but outside it too.  

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eDWARD CRUTCHLEY fALL-WINTER 2019

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