When craftsmanship meets deconstruction:
“I was thinking about what it means to come from a simple place to a big complex city, like London. It’s about dreams of travel, ships in a bottle, experimentation with new forms and learning about traditions,” says the designer Per Gotesson analysing his new collection. Gotesson’s man owns a whole new allure. It’s not just about wearing a double-breasted blazer, or nicely tailored trousers; his vision involves character and expression.
For his AW19 collection, Per Gotesson embraces his roots by expanding his conventional aesthetic. Featuring relaxed yet oversized silhouettes, his emblematic experimentation and free draping comes through as a physical investigation of tailoring techniques respecting traditions.
Tailored denim coats, hand-printed in a vivid leopard pattern, broken glass jewellery and re-assembled denim were key highlights present within the collection, to name a few.
The catwalk’s phenomenal music selection, in accordance with the set and the mood was all able to create an exquisite high-end atmosphere. The trousers and the blazers have volume, character and fantastic oversize shapes which were emphasised by spectacular prints and accessories all the way through the surface.
Perhaps, could this totally revamp tailoring? Intriguing approach, Per.