Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,
Craig Green’s short and sweet show notes narrate the season as a gathering of introspective dreamers – and we’re still close enough to many one New Year's wish, more sleep, that the concept was bound to win everyone over from the start. Soft updates to Craig’s signature themes of restriction and release come in muted pyjama stripes, bags held close to the chest like sleepwalkers’ pillows, eyes covered by a headband that further fastens some cocooning hoods tightened with drawstrings. It’s the promise of safety, but with it there’s restraint: elastics and laces like belts, both at the hips and waist, above the elbow, or as collars. Still, just like the tension bit by bit leaves our muscles as we near slumber, so it does Craig Green’s seams, one look after the next. Magnified stitches with white ribbons and grommets, or oversize button loops, slowly come undone, and slits open up through the leather panels they were holding close. Craig Green’s returning affinity for the uniform, though particularly trendy this season, finds here its gentlest reading yet: stripped to its quilted lining, a dusty palette, and tenderly creased like a slept-in blanket that remembers our shape.