By  on June 12, 2018

LONDON — Craig Green is preparing to cast a midsummer night’s spell over the Boboli Gardens for his first Pitti Uomo show as guest men’s wear designer — and it will likely have a dark edge. The designer, usually the hottest ticket on the London men’s schedule, may be all smiles and self-deprecation, but his imagination often spills into strange and shadowy corners.

Green, who is known for his utilitarian and often otherworldly designs that draw on everything from children’s toys to aliens and martial arts, said he chose the gardens, a broad, gentle slope of green behind the Pitti Palace, for a very specific reason. He loves that the Boboli Gardens aren’t manicured “but rather natural and overgrown, like a protective garden, and not too preened or polished, which I think is the beauty in it.”

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