Images: Craig Green.
Designer Craig Green‘s eponymous label straddles two very differing worlds—deconstructed simplicity and emotive interpretation. Aiming to ground the company and offer more applicable, ready-to-wear pieces, the brand debuts the core collection, just weeks before its upcoming Autumn/Winter 2017 line. Though Craig Green’s history may be short, the label having only opened its doors in 2012, the latest release pulls from the archives to update popular past looks with a refined touch, showcasing learned progression alongside soon-to-be-signature styles. Entirely centered around string fastenings—they are visible not only in core but also throughout the English label’s runways—the range of shirts, jackets, trousers, and sweaters come in iterations as ranging as a relaxed fit worker, elastic blend wool, a visual quilted texture, and a tailored fit silhouette. With select options updated seasonally—for fall a striped light blue permeates dark navies and blacks—the line in its entirety is simple, though its generational-retention and pair-ability makes a strong argument for its wardrobe-grounding dependability.