© by William Richard Green / Photography Ellis Scott / Make up Ken Nakano / Hair Soichi / Model Petter Andersson at D1 / Thanks to Anders Christian Madsen, Johannes Meyer, Eustace, Pablo Ortiz, Sophie Wheeldon, Louis Loizou
Born out of the pertly contradictory mind of William Richard Green, his Autumn/Winter 2010 collection finds itself set in a gloomy post-apocalyptic dimension. Influenced by John Carpenter’s 1996 science-fiction feature, Escape from L.A., a black trench coat in cotton drill and gabardine pays homage to Kurt Russell’s good-boy-bad-boy protagonist, whilst rubber – used in a top and a coat – hint at the film’s fetishy surfing costumes. Drawing on an idea of the heroic combined with the anti-heroic, a darkly vigorous masculinity is contrasted by a certain boyish frivolity, evident in the contradiction of soft, formal double-front English-pleat trousers, with the severity of a quilted bomber jacket made from a mohair blanket originally used in a porn film. If a futuristic grunge atmosphere wasn’t already manifested, the notion is cemented in vintage Liberty print shirts and t-shirts, complemented by a minimally punk-ish modern bondage trouser, made in denim sponsored by Lee Jeans. The collection marks the second season for William Richard Green, who achieved critical acclaim with his Central St. Martin’s BA Menswear graduate collection for Autumn/Winter 2009.
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