Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Collection of the Moment: Petar Petrov Spring-Summer 2011
First thing I noticed about this show was the smiling dudes! This is very uncommon especially when designers book un-muscular, boyish-looking models. Boys aside, Petrov's collection has all the essentials covered--pants, shirts, jackets--without the usual fashion frou frou.
What differentiates Petar Petrov from the rest of Paris Fashion Week is the unfussy design, eye for color (neutrals are good for sunnier climes), strong tailoring, and down-to-earth styling. Flesh and blood men can adopt the looks with ease.
I'd call it Jil Sander lite. But the collection has layering down to the core so maybe it's more Marni lite.
Listen to the soundtrack to get a sense of why the models are sporting grins. It's pretty cheesy.
Video from vimeo.com