Peter Do might’ve made a triumphant catwalk debut last September, backdropped by the Manhattan skyline, no less. But his AW22 show, held yesterday afternoon, marked a new dawn for the Vietnamese designer.
Dubbed Foundation, the collection “lays down the groundwork for the house we intend to build,” wrote Do in his show notes. The designer has steadily been building a profile in the Big Apple since 2018, and so, with his latest offering, he introduced his new legion of devotees to the signatures which defined his earlier work: now reworked and rethought.
He matched floor-length, knife-pleated skirts with long-lined ribbed knits and swollen jeans sliced at the thigh. Working in a restricted palette of black, beige and grey and white, he presented suiting in exaggerated proportions, a bit like if you borrowed your dad’s office garb, worn with wide-leg trousers with the perfect amount of slouch and croc-effect leather boleros. The designer called it his most personal collection yet, rewiring traditional tailoring to feel romantic, glamorous and quintessentially Do. This designer’s quiet confidence speaks volumes. Peter Do is coming into his own.
Photography courtesy of Peter Do.