The latest in collabs? Edward Crutchley x Save The Duck – representing a shift into a more sustainable future. The Italian cruelty free outerwear brand Save The Duck has revisited its archives for the link up – drawing on heritage prints and styles to produce this new capsule.
The collection is predominantly outerwear, but features accessories and athleisure pieces as well as referencing iconic, historical jacket styles in its offering. Checked and camo prints feature heavily, as well as a preoccupation with high-performance, sustainable materials – which are 100% recycled for this drop.
What’s more, anyone can wear each piece – the whole collection has been designed for all genders. Here, Save The Duck’s core principles of diversity and inclusion have been brought to life with Edward Crutchley’s stylistic vision, resulting in a cohesive, considered capsule collection that can be worn by all who are interested.
Design inspiration for this collection looks to the roaring ‘70s, as well as the Buffalo style which permeates the lines and textures of all the outerwear garments. In the many jackets, Crutchley draws on the aesthetic of classic styles such as huskies and baseball jackets, and incorporates more outdoorsy concepts with Gore-Tex shells.
In the accessories sphere, the collection sees bumbags and hats coming in the same prints as the outerwear offerings. Designed for people who are familiar with fashion but still wanting to lean into the values of ethical fashion, the collab represents a steady meeting of minds, all with a wider, sustainable vision.
Speaking on the collab to WWD, Crutchley commented that “The challenge of adapting my own signatures into more classic sportswear shapes was just the type of challenge I find exciting as a designer. My intention was that this partnership would celebrate both Save the Duck’s approach to recycled vegan fabrications and also introduce my handwriting to a wider audience.”
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