Revealing and celebrating the male body, Edward Crutchley's flamboyant fashions subvert the history of menswear, disregarding traditional gender norms. This film takes a detailed look at a sumptuous gown by Crutchley, with a corseted bodice which was inspired by an 18th-century robe à l'anglaise, but adapted to fit a male torso. The dress comes from his Spring/Summer 2022 collection, which references the history of queer spaces in London, and specifically the work of 18th-century textile designer Anna Maria Garthwaite – an outsider working in a male-dominated industry.
IBIS World reports
AUSTRALIA INDUSTRY (ANZSIC) REPORT C1351A
Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing in Australia
AUSTRALIA INDUSTRY (ANZSIC) REPORT G4251
Clothing Retailing in Australia