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LCM Review: Tom Crisp SS14

Crisp graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Art menswear course in 2012. While studying he designed the medal ceremonies costumes for the London 2012 Olympic Games and after graduating worked for a time at Givenchy before starting his label in January 2013. SS14 saw the debut season for Tom Crisp at London Collections: Men.

Tom Crisp SS14

The collection, titled “Acid House for Indy Boys”, is a mashup of 90s grunge with the acid house scene. It tells the story of how coming to a city can change your perspective of who you are, giving the collection an optimistic feel.

Tom Crisp SS14

Crisp describes his idea client as “that guy that doesn’t really say anything, just nods as a hello and radiates an intriguing, nonchalant confidence.”

Tom Crisp SS14

Using an entirely cotton range of fabrics, the collection is built using a “skinny fit Indy boy silhouette”, balanced using hyper-colour and digital prints. The print story develops around cityscapes and the idea of a boy coming to London for the first time. Crisp’s outerwear enhances the grunge theme with raw-edge parkers and sleeveless jackets – made from a mixture of cross-stitched cotton, mesh and denim.

Words: Joshwa Saint James

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