Edward Crutchley SS21 Collection

Words by Thomas Brooks — Junior Fash­ion Edi­tor

Atten­tion! Edward Crutch­ley has pre­sent­ed his SS21 Col­lec­tion and you may need to be seat­ed for this. Draw the cur­tains…

Inspired by 1986 film Gokudô no Onna-tachi direct­ed by Hideo Gosha, we are immersed into a col­lec­tion that vibes 80’s deca­dence and sil­hou­ettes that are ready to tack­le any­thing. Gokudô no Onna-tachi is a Japan­ese movie cen­tred around a woman who assumes con­trol of one of the most feared gangs when her hus­band is sent to jail.

The movie’s influ­ence is seen the busi­ness plea­sure suits with the play­ful­ness of ging­ham, and Japan­ese sarong-inspired skirts with flam­boy­ant sleeves. Of course, we will have a col­lec­tion by Crutch­ley with metic­u­lous embroi­dery and details on jack­ets and out­er­wear — and his sig­na­ture silk shirts and pyja­ma shorts. The col­lec­tion is com­prised of British fab­rics with Prince of Wales check, hound­stooth and ging­ham tak­ing cen­tre stage.

You will def­i­nite­ly catch me wear­ing Look 1 at a gala, and Look 3 for work the next day…