Crane Brothers AW17




Autumn/Winter 2017 sees a return to classic heritage and dressing style on which Crane Brothers was founded. The collection is an Anglo-Italian ragbag of Suits, Blazers and Trousers, Knitwear and Shirts.

In a nod to designer Murray Crane’s 2005 ‘Game’ collection, this season once again utilises traditional English weaving techniques to create garments in cloths that include Donegal, Bedford Twill and Classic Tweeds. “It draws heavily on our own tailoring heritage, as well as the rich history and relationships we share with some of England's most famous Mills” says Crane. These include Abraham Moon & Sons, Fox Brothers and Dugdale Bros & Co.

Building on the introduction of a successful separates offer in 2016, a strong trouser story continues this season complementing separate Jacketing. Corduroy and Wool Flannel feature prominently adding texture and tactility. An earthy palette of Chestnut Brown, Tree Moss and Hazel is contrasted by accents of Claret and Blackberry. Navy and Charcoal remain prominent working well with muted Gun Club Checks, Houndstooths and Herringbones.

AW17 welcomes exciting new developments to the Crane Brothers collection, including the expansion of the full-fashioned knitwear programme and the introduction of eponymously branded footwear, crafted in England. A softened and unstructured silhouette is key for this Autumn. All pieces have an authenticity and reliability to them that convey a personal history with the wearer. This, combined with a relaxed continental silhouette creates the best of Britain reinterpreted for an Antipodean Winter.



Imagery by Stephen Tilley | Styling by Murray Crane, Chris Vovan and Cam Downey | Grooming by Chay Roberts Makeup | Modelled by Daniel Johnson & Molly (German Wirehaired Pointer) | Furniture by Mr Bigglesworthy


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