• Text Lewis Firth
  • 16th June 2015

Everyday living

Pared-back, minimalistic design was the overriding aesthetic from Pieter for SS16. The finer details have always been a facet occupied by the designer, with his first showing last season following a similar, considered concept.

Once again Pieter collaborated with jeweller Husam El Odeh, whose contribution was noticeable in silver piercings that notched the beginning of slashed seams. One instance was a pair of trousers: at first-glance they looked like conventional flares, with fullness unconventionally injected via open, outer seams. Suits were cleanly cut, but also created to be used holistically, allowing the wearer to reverse jackets with a choice of a contrasting colour-way.

One of the main drives of inspiration for Sebastiaan was the idea of ‘everyday living,’ from skirts, to trousers, to onesies. Not in the conventional sense, however, with each garment carefully slashed, collars missing, hems elongated, and details inconspicuously placed. It echoed Pieter’s primary concept for his collection of ‘secret cultural codes’, delicately executing a line-up of carefully considered shapes, cuts and details for the contemporary man.