This season, it’s all about the art of contrasts at Crocodile. Military-inspired and utilitarian pieces are given a fresh new update- where a sense of lightness and dynamism is expressed alongside toughness and dexterity of form. From unexpected design details, unisex pieces to pannelled takes and unconventional pops of colour, Crocodile moves forward in crafting a fresh new outlook..
Carrying forth from its previous season, workwear staples and smart-casual pieces form the backbone of the collection. Classics are refreshed with their unconventional pairings and full suits are taken apart and matched with seperates for that sense of unexpectedness. A classic print like the houndstooth is manifested in a peplum shift dress and paired with candy-purple suspenders for a fun, playful look, while a zip-up jacket in the same print is instantaneously imbued with an almost sporty elegance.A distinctive military thread underscores the collection, and this is seen most strongly in the mens double breasted pea coat in green and navy and ladies military biker jacket sporting leather panels. The same design elements are also translated to straight-cut trousers for men and matching capri pants for ladies. Other utilitarian pieces include a white, four-pocket utilitarian shirt and pants with prominent waist tabs. Colours like moss green, black and camels are also seen throughout.The use of panels in both design and styling is also keenly explored this season. Bottoms like our jogger pants for men and women are accented with contrast strips of fabric along their inner lining, while geometric shapes are played up with our unisex, sleeveless black cropped top. Layered atop shirts, the panel of black helps to break up the silhouette, creating a compelling focal point while serving as a contrast to prints.
Our range of knitwear also complements our cut-and-sew pieces. For ladies, a girly wrap sweater replete with voluminous ruffles is great for layering over simple, streamlined pieces, while a ribbed pullover featuring criss-cross panels can be worn above shirts for a preppy look.Elsewhere, a unisex, asymmetrical sweater sporting a curved hem on one side serves as a statement piece on its own. With its two-toned design, it can be worn alone for the more adventurous or layered over snug tank tops and fitting shirts. A key piece that melds versatility and style would be our two-way sweater. At once a turtle neck and V-neck cardigan, this ingenious piece features dual layers stitched back-to-back so you are provided with two sartorial options. If you prefer subtle add-ons with maximum impact, our turtleneck snood is a fun, versatile piece that you can use to enhance any look.
A sense of optimism and jubilance reigns this season, where function and fashion coalesce in cool harmony, and unexpected contrasts from material play, styling and campaign visuals nod to brighter, exciting and more optimistic times ahead.
Shop the collection now at all Crocodile stores, and look out for our next feature- where we zoom in on specific looks and dispense tips and tricks on wearing the pieces!