In an increasingly mass-marketed fashion industry, nothing is more important than a designer whose work is all about the feels. Green’s raw, ceremonial experiments in wooden scaffolding, DIY scrap-yard beauty and hand-painted fabrics take menswear – and us – somewhere else, and SS15 (his first solo show) literally brought tears to people’s eyes. Walter Van Beirendonck calls him “brave”, while the Daily Mail doesn’t get him or his fence masks at all. And that should tell you something about how amazing he is.
What was the defining pop culture moment of 2014?
Craig Green: The ALS ice bucket challenge – raising awareness and money for motor neurone disease.
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
Craig Green: Utilitarian deconstructed workwear.
What's your favourite movie of 2014?
Craig Green: Nymphomaniac.
How do you think style and pop culture will change in 2015?
Craig Green: A move towards more classical aesthetics.
What new skill did you learn this year?
Craig Green: How to do a tax return.
Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?
Craig Green: Luke Brooks – he is not talked about enough.
What's the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
Craig Green: How battered and scratched it is – and still functioning.
Who should have been at number one on the Dazed 100?
Craig Green: Walter Van Beirendonck.
Lead image: Craig wears his own jacket and shirt; photographic assistant Louise Victoria; special thanks to Jamie Cockerill
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