Edward Crutchley Spring/Summer 2022

#LFW – The Weekly Journal, 5 October 1728: 
On Sunday Night last a Constable with proper Assistants, searched the House of Jonathan Muff, alias Miss Muff, in Black-Lyon Yard, near Whitechapel Church, where they apprehended nine male Ladies, including the Man of the House. They were secured that Night in New Prison, and Monday Morning they were examined before Justice Jackson, in Ayliff-street; John Bleak Cawlend was committed to Newgate, he being charged on Oath with committing the detestable Sin of Sodomy. 


An important anecdote on education and transparency within the history of fashion, Professor Edward Crutchley just made tenure. Reading like a dissertation on ready-to-wear academia, the press release for Edward Crutchley SS22 is presented as beautifully woven informative paragraphs featuring detailed footnotes and a required extensive bibliography. Plagiarists beware.

Citing influential works such as The Evolution of Fashion, Margot Hamilton Hill and Peter A Bucknall, The Anchor Press, 1967, Men in Women’s Clothing – Anti-theatricality and Effeminisation, Laura Levine, Cambridge University Press, 1994 and Clothing and Queer Style in Early Modern English Drama, James M. Bromley, Oxford University Press, 2021, Crutchley explores the elegance of the 18th Century in a refreshingly queer take on Victorian form, complete with 90s raverwear, recycled fabrication and Edward’s trademark artisanal ethnographic prints.

Pass with First Class Honours.

Styling: Julian Ganio
Casting: Sophie Lynas at Leda Casting
Production: Antony Waller
Press Release: Dal Chodha
Experiential Curation: Ryan Lanji
Millinery: Stephen Jones
Shoes: Roker
Set: Ian Cy
Jewellery: Victoria Rickard
Movement Direction: Brieuc Breitenstein
Music: Jonny Cosmonaut

Hair: Josh Knight at Caren Agency using Authentic Beauty Concept
Make-up: Michelle Dacillo using 19/99
Nails: Marie Louise Coster at Caren Agency using Light Elegance

Lighting Design and Videography: Hydra Design
Runway Photography: Chris Yates
Backstage and Lookbook photography: Francisco Gomez de Villaboa

Graphic and Textile Design: James Bosely Studio
Embroidery: The London Embroidery Studio
Historical Costume Maker: Ben Goldnagl
Wovens Production: Truk 1609
Knitwear: Knitup

Studio team: Karen Coughland, Darkwah Kyei Darkwah, John Handford, Julia Lurie, Aaron James Ford, Oliver Julius Ross.