I'm not one for jewellery and especially not silver, but a certain Alan Crocetti, a predominantly silver jewellery designer, may have converted me. His debut for SS’14 was a silver and pearl affair, which I was very much into.
Fast forward to AW’15, in which he presented his collection with the support of London-based initiative Fashion East. He's already collaborated with Bobby Abley, a menswear designer who won our hearts though the love of Disney and playful menswear. Crocetti crafted silver mouthpieces for Abley that were scary to some, but ultimately genius. Crocetti’s aesthetics are clean, his pieces are a staple, yet a statement.
Despite the Fight Club inspired pieces from his SS’15 collection, featuring knuckle-dusters and silver-cast nose plasters, Crocetti’s approach is more androgynous elegance, which makes for a sophisticated outcome.
Alongside the silver and gold multi-finger rings for his AW’15 presentation, the frayed pinstripe halter-necks, held together with thin straps at the back, were also a reflection of that same elegance. He studied a BA in Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins, so perhaps some of his sensibility has derived from that. Ether way, Crocetti has shown enough for us all to keep paying attention.
Words: Desi Lazarova
Image Source: London Collections: Men