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MA Collection 2012 by Craig Green

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"The collection took strong inspirations from religion, cults and utilitarian work wear. Strong influences also came from the book The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) and the movie The Village of the Damned (1960). I looked a lot a religious dress and minimalistic constructions and shapes.

Playing with ideas of utility and function, the Trompe l'oeil luggage and large wooden structures have connotations of religious pilgrimage. Inspired by luggage carriers and nomads the huge structures dwarf the models and create abstract, almost menacing silhouettes.

Another strong theme is ideas of light and shadow. Each colour tie-dye outfit has an exact replica outfit in black, which walks behind it as a ‘shadow’. The light and dark idea is also apparent in the placement prints being inspired and realised threw projecting light onto the outfits. The prints are a process where hand bleached fabric is scanned in and engineered precisely onto pattern pieces to create seamless digitally placed and layered prints on the body, giving the illusion of a coloured light projection."

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Photos and words: Courtesy of Craig Green



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