Friday, July 31, 2009

PETROU\MAN


I've been eagerly anticipating PETROU\MAN since I heard that our friend Nicolas Petrou was striking out on his own and designing his first menswear line. Nicolas used to be the designer of women's wear label Petrou, as well as Dennis Basso, where he lead a team that included our friends Gabi and Andrew. It's nice to see that he has taken all of his knowledge of couture design and pattern making, and applied it to make clothing for himself, and the men that surround him. He obviously brings his uncompromising eye for detail, but the details here come in the form of distressed and unraveling knits, metallic sequins, and bold patchworkings of contrasting prints, rather than the perfect frills and frou reserved for the Petrou woman. I love these fanciful images he created for the lookbook (modeled by Andrew!), which are supposed to represent elements of everyday life, but rendered in a more abstract and artistic fashion appropriate for the Petrou man.







-Tiffany

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10 comments:

aandhblog said...

I love the layered tops in the first look! Congrats to your friend.

-Hannah

Isabel said...

Wow, those ads are creative and fantastic! I love it.

InnyVinny said...

Great clothes. I really like how they've been presented.

Lilee said...

those pics are cool as!

pink horrorshow said...

The concept for the lookbook is pretty cool.

SO. said...

god, this looks sooo trippy. i cant stop staring at it...

harbourmaster said...

I don't know whether to call it illustration or photo art, but they're damn cool. That suit with the heart (?) print is to die for.

joy said...

I have seen pictures of the majority of the collection and there is so much. I am really impressed with this first timer collection. I think both men and women will be clamoring for these pieces.
Joy D.

sharon said...

trippy! sequined kneepads? yes

saru said...

that heart suit and those metallic sequins on the shins-- LOVE them. Thanks for the peek.