Peter Do Will Debut His Menswear Line for SS23
The designer has made a name for himself with womenswear-centric tailoring, and now hopes to take over the menswear scene.
Vietnamese-American designer Peter Do has made a big name for himself considering his infancy in the industry, having founded his brand in 2018 and still succeeding throughout the pandemic. His first IRL runway show — which took place during September 2021’s New York Fashion Week — garnered critical acclaim, pushing his own boundaries and interpretation of womenswear beyond anything he’d previously delivered. Suiting, belts, bondage undertones, draping, and an overall air of androgyny walked down the runway, and now we are set to find these cues infiltrating much more of the budding designer’s work, as he has announced a debut men’s and unisex collection will drop alongside womenswear during the upcoming Spring/Summer 2023 show.
Speaking exclusively to the Financial Times, Do says “the wardrobe is really meant to be shared.” Here, he’s alluding to the fact that his collection is regarded as genderless by many of his fans, who wear his tailored designs however they want. With his roots in tailoring, much of his work is informed by suiting traditions, only he decodes this. Per the FT HTSI interview, Do says, “You can just wrap however you would like to wrap it, you know? It’s so silly that people have bound this garment in a specific way.”
Do’s nuanced understanding of tailoring for all has already given the designer a great platform to build upon, but with a dedicated menswear line it might mean that Do will start playing with traditional elements such as proportions (more than before) and accessories, things hooked into the origins of suiting.
For now, this is all we know. Stay tuned to Hypebeast for more information about the upcoming menswear and unisex line later this month.
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