Categories FashionPosted on

Craig Green: The Models Who Fell To Earth

SEEN is a huge fan of new tech and Craig Green so you can imagine our delight when we saw the beautiful footage and shots from his AW16 collection. Not that he has anything against photographers per se, he wanted to ring the changes visually. Now that drone technology is set to become a greater part of modern life than ever, Green has clearly got ahead of the curve.

SEEN is a huge fan of new tech and Craig Green so you can imagine our delight when we saw the beautiful footage and shots from his AW16 collection. Not that he has anything against photographers per se, he wanted to ring the changes visually. Now that drone technology is set to become a greater part of modern life than ever, Green has clearly got ahead of the curve.

The pictures have an otherworldly, almost alien aspect; as if the models were cryogenically frozen and are set to be awakened on a brave new world. Narrative in fashion is nothing new, of course, but it’s rare to see images that seem so refreshingly different. Thirty looks are shot from above with art direction by Ben Kelway and styling by Robbie Spencer, evoking the lush photographic documentary style of National Geographic.

The alien appearance is enhanced by the colours and materials in the pictures. Models lie on black sand, or on sandy beaches whose topography looks ancient, safely encased in what look like hazmat suits. In others, they look almost ravaged; nothing left of them but their bleached bones, like an offering to the gods. Another sees the stripes on their suits echoing the shape underneath them of some weird futuristic animal.

The materials Green uses seem at once vintage yet repurposed for new life. Tailored to be tied in at the waist, and protective rather than revealing, the clothes look retro-fitted, composed of heat-washed silk-embroidered blankets. Not difficult then to imagine the beloved textures and colours of earth’s culture being re-imagined for the future. At once utilitarian and workaday, the models look like an army making planetfall.

1183621

1183622

1183623

1183624

1183625

1183626

Seen this week

Categories ArtPosted on

House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

One of SEEN’s favourite venues is House of Vans in Waterloo, the skate park and cultural space bar none. We hear that until 17th December 2017 House of Vans London has partnered with Studio PSK, award-winning London-based design and creative studio, to transform Tunnel 1 into a shifting, multicoloured lighting installation open to the public.

Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as …

Categories DesignPosted on

Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

SEEN had the privilege recently, of hearing iconic jeweller Dinny Hall speak about her life and career in jewellery and design. She started off in the seventies when jewellery didn’t have the profile it has now, so in that sense she was very much a pioneer. She hung out with the cool musicians of the …