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When seeing a Craig Green piece it is a visually explosive experience, with his voluminous use of materials making the design an extension of the human body. Craig a graduate from Central Saint Martins has been wowing the fashion world with the each step of his career, receiving the L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award. The English designer has interned within the design house of Walter Van Beirendonk in Antwerp and has had the grand opportunity to create a window for Kokon To Zai after his graduate fashion show. Now finishing his MA at Central Saint Martins, Craig is keeping himself busy and becoming a well-known name in the fashion world as well.
Photography by Quentin De Wispelaere
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Craig spoke to Vogue UK on how fashion wasn’t his initial career path “When I first started at Central Saint Martins on the foundation, I originally wanted to be a painter or sculptor – mainly because I liked to make things. I accidentally ended up going into a fashion textiles pathway for my BA” (see the full Vogue UK interview here) His conceptual menswear designs come from a his first love of sculpturing and art, when speaking to Soma Magazine Craig expressed the basis of his labels inspiration “I spend a lot of time looking at art, sculpture, and performance art and usually draw a lot of inspiration from these. I also love film, which has always had a huge influence on my work. Films I have used for past projects include The Wickerman and Village of the Damned. I think it’s always important to not look to fashion for inspiration. Otherwise, nothing would ever change.” (Read the full Soma Magazine here)
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Looking to move into women’s wear, Craig is more than capable of exceeding expectations. His work has landed him numerous collaborations with shoe giants such as Addias’s Olympic collection and Bally along with visual art pieces showcased in La Gaite Lyrique Paris. And has created headpieces for Christopher Shannon Spring Summer 2012 and 2013 (head pieces pictured below). There is nothing Craig can’t seem to accomplish when it comes to thinking outside the box.
When speaking to Dazed Digital about his favourite designers it was evident how they have influenced his innovative designs “My fashion design hero’s are Walter van Beirendonck, Henrik Vibskov and Bernard Wilhelm, I love what they do and really think they have paved the way from new and experiential menswear. At the moment I think the most exciting people to watch are Louise Gray and Meadham Kirchoff. But there are also a lot of young emerging designers doing really exciting things – Andrea Cammarosano, Joost Jansen, Eloise Jephson and Helen Price to name just some.” (Read the full interview here)
Edited: Florence Bailey