#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.
CREDITS 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.