Since launching his namesake label under Fashion East in 2015, Edward Crutchley has established himself as a rising star thanks to his emphasis on globally sourced, artisanal textiles and silhouettes that blur the binaries of gendered clothing.
After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2003, Crutchley built up over a decade of experience working in luxury houses before branching out on his own. After his first job at Betty Jackson, where he had also done work experience aged 17, Crutchley moved to Pringle of Scotland as a fabric developer under then Creative Director Clare Waight Keller . Since then, he has consulted for Louis Vuitton — where Kim Jones became his mentor — Kanye West and the late Richard Nicoll.
The range of textiles Crutchley sources and develops for his collections extends from wool weavers in his native Yorkshire to silk developers in Japan and ikat prints from Southeast Asia. It was this standout approach to design that made him the first designer to ever win two Woolmark Prizes in 2019 as well as become a finalist for the BFC Fashion Fund.
Crutchley’s designs have garnered following in the UK and beyond, with stockists including Browns, Farfetch, Galleries Lafayette and Opening Ceremony, as well as Leen Han in South Korea and Lloom in Japan.