• Text Lakeisha Goedluck
  • Photography Nicky Zeng
  • 10th June 2019

radical romance

“For me, masculinity is radical and romantic,” explained designer Per Götesson, and his SS20 collection was indeed a tale of two halves. Casual two-tone tees reminiscent of band T-shirts came embellished with intricate, beaded panels inspired by past photographs of Götesson and his creative partner, Husam El Odeh.

Elsewhere, black leather 3D biker trousers made in conjunction with designer Kathy McGee were offset by a long-sleeved ruched top which delicately ballooned around the shoulders. Ethereal brilliant-white jersey dresses were remixed with disassembled backpacks, while a camel trench coat fastened into a giant bow at the waist and was finished with contrasting silver zips.

Somewhat of an expert when it comes to playing around with denim, Götesson also unveiled loose-fitting jeans which looked like boiler suits haphazardly left undone at the waist. Additionally, a bleached denim jacket with contrasting slashed leather sleeves came embellished with bottle caps for an unconventional finish. To further up the quirky element, El Odeh’s obscure jewellery made from bent cutlery and fragmented keys permeated the collection – an apt touch for such an experimental offering.