Edward Crutchley, a London based designer, released his autumn-winter 2021 collection called Florizel. Crutchley’s collection pays homage to the north of England. “I wanted to pay homage to that sort of gritty glamour you only find up north,” adds Crutchley. Crutchley is another designer who is committed to being environmentally sustainable in his practices. He uses materials such as organic silk and recycled polyester. Some of the knitwear we see, such as the cardigan stitch pullover, ribbed bandannas and cashmere beanies, are by Johnsons of Elgin. Talking about knitwear for the collection Crutchley said it was “washed in water from the River Teviot, which contains the perfect blend of natural pH and mineral content for the softest natural finishing.”
With the north of England being such a key influence on the collection, one of the key elements that influenced the colour pallet is the northern landscapes containing muted, dull-like colours. Crutchley utilised muted colours with juxtaposed prints such as plumage of ostrich feathers, foliage, and Fresco’s temple found in China.
Watch the creation of the lookbook and behind the scenes here.