This season is Crutchley’s first collaboration with Clo Virtual Fashion, a 3D garment visualisation where a designer can make his designs become a reality. Enabling Crutchley to digitally sew and drape flat garment shapes to precise detail, the film demonstrated how the software allowed the designer to visualise his pieces and make amendments in a way that does not drain resources and saves hours of time that manually alterations would take.
Some of the most memorable pieces from this season include colourful latex socks and tops that cling to the models body and create a unusual and interesting smooth texture against the rest of the collection. Elsewhere, a feeling of Japanese souvenir jackets is provoked but the embellished and embroidered details on the collection’s outerwear. Known for his skill when it comes to fabrics, which stemmed from his career as a textile specialist in Paris and London, Crutchley’s SS17 collection is once again a true testament to his rich and experienced talent in innovative design and technical craftsmanship.