Peter Do has just presented his Spring/Summer 2024 co-ed collection to kick off day two of Paris Fashion Week – and what were his notes? The collection “speaks for itself.”
With a statement such as this, it allows the showgoers to interpret Do’s work as they please. But the opinions were unanimous: this was Do at his very finest.
There’s a lot of buzz around the designer as of late, following on from his New York Fashion Week debut for Helmut Lang. He pulled it off at Lang, and he was undoubtedly going to do it for his eponymous label.
Maggie Maurer closed the show, wearing a tailored blazer and a floating skirt in Do’s signature black palette. Which silk worked the waist like a cumberbund, and At.Kollektive shoes in black patent leather accented the entire look. You might wonder why we’re starting at the end, but that’s because this look perfectly encapsulated the collection’s ethos – that being a study in tailoring and how to dress for perfection.
Turnt up cuffs and popped collars brought sharp edged tailoring tones to soft and seductive sheer red skirts. Likewise, structured knitwear exposing the shoulder combined soft and hard touches to a powerful all black ensemble, punctuated by another sheer skirt.
Men’s was particularly strong, exploring silhouette and feminine movements thanks to slits in the trousers that allowed them to billow with silk underlayers. Strong shoulders on blazers brought masculinity, while cinched waists, elongated shirts with pleating on the rear and Do’s signature ties at the rear, and deep chest-revealing necklines all came together for a contemporary lesson of how to dress men and make it sexy, without being cliché.