William Richard Green‘s refreshing new collection takes on board an otherwise boring theme, the fisherman and revamps it. He re-launches the iconic yellow raincoat, setting the theme in a background of blacks and greys.
Expect rubber shorts, storm-worthy boots and octopus flesh as fishermen become less the men and more fish.
After much watching of ‘The Deadliest Catch’, William’s other career as a DJ led to more wakeful early hours, the irregular sleep influenced his pattern cutting which in turn led to producing a collection inspired by the program’s oilskin wearing, bearded Alaskan fishermen.
Free from the sailor-chic stripes of today’s wardrobe, here is an array of pieces based more on the more durable elements of sea wear. From the rugged to the refined, William’s pieces range from so’westers to cable-knit leggings and rubber jackets, with pieces dyed with locally-sourced squid ink. Predominantly using blacks and greys, the inclusion of select yellow pieces provides a striking contrast, and along with the variety of sturdy materials from neoprene to waxed cotton, the impact is instantly reminiscent of the working seaman.
No truly nautical collection could be complete without a more explicit feature of a seaman himself, and besides using the grandson of fisherman to model the collection the drunken sailor appears in the motif designed by a tattoo artist that features on both t-shirts and the collection’s unique label.
Journey back to a world where oysters are the product, not the transport, in a day’s work.