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.